Fashion

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Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is a key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. Showcasing a vast selection from the internationally renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, FASHION is a stunning excursion through three centuries of clothing trends. From a rare treasure such as a 17th century iron corset with embroidered bodice to modern-day outfits by such designers as Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, this volume captures the evolution...
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Overview

Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is a key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. Showcasing a vast selection from the internationally renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, FASHION is a stunning excursion through three centuries of clothing trends. From a rare treasure such as a 17th century iron corset with embroidered bodice to modern-day outfits by such designers as Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein, this volume captures the evolution of women's fashion in all its dazzling glory.
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Described by the New York Times as Japan's leading fashion historian, Akiko Fukai has spent most of her long professional career staging ambitious exhibitions abroad from the Louvre's Musée des Arts Décoratifs to the Barbicon in London. In this expansive, 762-page coffee table book, the chief curator and the director of the Kyoto Costume Institute displays her sensitive mastery of world fashion. A classic in several senses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435151031
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 947,222
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 1.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    A beautiful overview of fashion.

    The images in the book show exquisite detail and the historical representation of fashion is wonderful. After spending time with i wanted to travel and see the exhibit first hand. A great gift for anyone who likes fashion or costuming.

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