Fashion: The Twentieth Century

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One hundred years of fashion are considered here - from ready-to-wear and haute couture to fabulously elegant accessories and the art of living in style. Read biographical details of the careers of such fashion icons as Chanel and Christian Dior and examine their work in detail. Marvel at the spectacular and comprehensive array of more than 350 sketches and photos that illustrate this fascinating story. Travel through a century of fashion trends, celebrated names, and major influences through the decades, from ...
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Overview

One hundred years of fashion are considered here - from ready-to-wear and haute couture to fabulously elegant accessories and the art of living in style. Read biographical details of the careers of such fashion icons as Chanel and Christian Dior and examine their work in detail. Marvel at the spectacular and comprehensive array of more than 350 sketches and photos that illustrate this fascinating story. Travel through a century of fashion trends, celebrated names, and major influences through the decades, from the Belle Epoque to the close of the nineties.
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A visual sourcebook that retraces the history of women's and men's fashion and celebrates the leading designers from around the world and the clothing they created. Baudot (one of France's leading fashion and style specialists) considers a hundred years of fashion from the Belle Epoque to the close of the nineties<-->from ready-to-wear and haute couture to fabulously elegant accessories and the art of living in style. He includes biographical details of the careers of such fashion icons as Chanel and Christian Dior and examines their work in detail. Contains about 350 sketches and dramatic color and b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789313973
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran├žois Baudot is one of France's leading writers and commentators on fashion and style.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 1900-1960 29
The Belle Epoque : 1900-1914 30
The First World War : 1914-1918 60
Between the wars : 1919-1939 62
The Second World War : 1939-1945 106
The theatre of fashion 136
The fifties 140
Ch. 2 1960-2000 185
The sixties 186
Street fashion and anti-fashion : 1968-1972 224
The seventies 234
The eighties 276
The nineties 316
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