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The Dictionary of Fashion History
     

The Dictionary of Fashion History

by Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington
 

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- What is an Apollo knot?
- Who wore a Welch wig?
- When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion?

This new edition of The Dictionary of Fashion History further updates the landmark work of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard. Featuring over 60 new and revised entries on diverse topics such as the Onesie, Brothel Creepers and

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- What is an Apollo knot?
- Who wore a Welch wig?
- When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion?

This new edition of The Dictionary of Fashion History further updates the landmark work of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard. Featuring over 60 new and revised entries on diverse topics such as the Onesie, Brothel Creepers and the Birkin Bag, this edition is even more comprehensive and brings this costume historian's bible fully up to date.

With many more images to accompany the text and illustrate key fashions – including cartoons, prints and lavish color photographs of surviving garments – this version of the dictionary brings dazzling and unusual garments to life for researchers, students, costume designers and everyone interested in the subject.
Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference work answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and will continue to be the definitive guide for many years to come.

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“A welcome, needed update of an early landmark dictionary on dress; a must have for all who care about the A to Z of fashion.” —Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota

“Nearly forty years on and now hard to find save in reference libraries, the volume reappears as The Dictionary of Fashion History, skillfully enlarged and re-edited by Valerie Cumming, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of London. Given fresh life and thorough coverage from 1900 through the present day, the new dictionary is once again ready to prove itself a trustworthy guide and companion to all those interested in the absorbing study of clothing.” —Ann Saunders, Editor of Costume 1967-2007

Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Min Joanne B. Eicher

A welcome, needed update of an early landmark dictionary on dress; a must have for all who care about the A to Z of fashion.
Editor of Costume 1967-2007 Ann Saunders

Nearly forty years on and now hard to find save in reference libraries, the volume reappears as The Dictionary of Fashion History, skillfully enlarged and re-edited by Valerie Cumming, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of London. Given fresh life and thorough coverage from 1900 through the present day, the new dictionary is once again ready to prove itself a trustworthy guide and companion to all those interested in the absorbing study of clothing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847885333
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Cumming is currently Editor of Costume: The Journal of the Costume Society. She is a former Chairman of The Costume Society (2004-2009) and has worked with museums for many years as a curator, administrator and trustee.

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