Fashion: The Twentieth Century

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Originally published in 1999 and now fully revised and updated, Fashion is a photographic celebration that surveys all the preeminent couturiers and fashion houses from the era before the Great War through the revolutionary changes wrought by the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties to designers at work today. Everything is included in this authoritative volume, from Chanel's little black dress to the latest Prada or envelope-pushing boutiques.What distinguishes Fashion from other overviews or histories of the ...

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Overview

Originally published in 1999 and now fully revised and updated, Fashion is a photographic celebration that surveys all the preeminent couturiers and fashion houses from the era before the Great War through the revolutionary changes wrought by the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties to designers at work today. Everything is included in this authoritative volume, from Chanel's little black dress to the latest Prada or envelope-pushing boutiques.What distinguishes Fashion from other overviews or histories of the subject is that it also examines the ancillary driving forces that have propelled fashion trends and fuelled the rise of styles. In many ways, this book makes clear that these supposedly secondary influences (fashion editors, advertising, newspapers, magazines, department stores, boutiques) became increasingly important during the course of the twentieth century. Included in the book are overviews of key figures in the fashion industry and design community.

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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
  • Sales rank: 1,425,372
  • 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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