Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

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Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.

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Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.

Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion catalogs the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture.

Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style — whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

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Editorial Reviews

George Bernard Shaw dismissed it as nothing more than an induced epidemic, but fashion continues to keep us in its throes. In this generous illustrated fantasy fest, DK editors construct the book equivalent of a time travel runway, walking us through three thousand years of fashion history; from ancient Egyptian finery to street fashions of Tokyo, Paris, and New York's East Village. This 480-page coffee table celebration promises to attract browsers and attentive gift-givers.

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"Whether you are a fashionista or a walking fashion faux pas, you will thoroughly enjoy this chronological look at fashion and history!" — Portland Book Review

"[I]f one wants to learn about the history of clothing, this is the ultimate resource book." — Winkbooks.net

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756698355
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
60,100
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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I bought it for my daughter but I am enjoying it just as much... Beautiful pictures!