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Fabulous Frocks

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by Jane Eastoe, Sarah Gristwood
     
 

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A stunning celebration of the dress, featuring the most innovative, inspirational, controversial, and covetable from 1908 to 2013
 
No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style—hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh, outlines alternating between the

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A stunning celebration of the dress, featuring the most innovative, inspirational, controversial, and covetable from 1908 to 2013
 
No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style—hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh, outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell—and our fascination with the frock has not gone away. From Gres' draping to Dior's New Look, from Mary Quant's mini to Hussein Chalayan's mechanical marvels, this book looks at the dress in 20th-century fashion. Thematic chapters—Changes, Feminine, Sex, Must-Haves, Fantasy, Classical, and Art—set out the inspirations and implications for each new change alongside the stunning photography. It has been more than 80 years since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress, but most women still have one in their wardrobes today. It’s been decades since women discovered pants and separates, but many women dream of wearing a glorious, glamorous gown at least once, whether it's on a Hollywood red carpet or on her wedding day.

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"[A] fun walk through fashion."  —Glamour

"A lavishly illustrated history of 20th-century design."  —Elle Canada

"A delightfully thorough look at 100 years of dresses."  —Zink

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A delightfully thorough looks at 100 years of dresses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862057982
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,183,873
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.97(d)

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"[A] fun walk through fashion."  —Glamour

"A lavishly illustrated history of 20th-century design."  —Elle Canada

"A delightfully thorough looks at 100 years of dresses."  —Zink

Meet the Author


Sarah Gristwood is the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's: The Official 50th Anniversary Companion and Elizabeth and Leicester. Jane Eastoe trained in fashion design, then moved to the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Jean-Paul Gaultier to John Galliano. She is the author of Elizabeth: Reigning in Style.

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Fabulous Frocks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of beautiful color photos. Text appears to be written by people who know fashion history. I'm happy to add this book to my fashion library.