Fashion: The Whole Story

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The second volume in Prestel's Whole story series is a lavish, nicely priced, and authoritative book tracing the complete evolution of fashion, from togas to Tory Burch.This enthralling book takes readers through every major era of fashion history: classical Greece and Rome; the court dress of the Tang Dynasty; the emergence of the Japanese kimono; early Native American and Pre-Colombian textiles; the Ottoman and Mughal Empires; Renaissance, Restoration, and Romantic costume; the Belle Epoque and Art Deco; ...
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Overview


The second volume in Prestel's Whole story series is a lavish, nicely priced, and authoritative book tracing the complete evolution of fashion, from togas to Tory Burch.This enthralling book takes readers through every major era of fashion history: classical Greece and Rome; the court dress of the Tang Dynasty; the emergence of the Japanese kimono; early Native American and Pre-Colombian textiles; the Ottoman and Mughal Empires; Renaissance, Restoration, and Romantic costume; the Belle Epoque and Art Deco; sportswear, ready-to-wear, and haute couture; the British menswear revolution; Tokyo street fashion--and much, much more. Filled with indispensable information about every aspect of fashion from 500 BCE to now, this encyclopedic reference highlights in detail key pieces that epitomize certain styles. It profiles fashion icons to show how one designer or style influences another, explains the impact of cultural and historical events on daily wear, and demonstrates how technical innovation can take fashion in new directions. Engaging, all-encompassing, and overflowing with illustrations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone who loves fashion.
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"What a strange power there is in clothing." The wisdom of Isaac Bashevis Singer's seemingly offhand comment reverberates again and again as one browses the pages of this lavish, 576-page coffee-table pictorial. Style specialist Marnie Fogg (Fashion Illustration; Vintage Fashion; Boutique) doesn't mind if we dote on the illustrations, but her informed history of fashion serves as a running commentary to the catwalk show unfolding before our eyes. All apparel seems to be here; from classical togas and early Japanese kimono to pre-Columbian garb and outfits of Renaissance courtiers and Romantic posers. Nor are modern, post-modern, and contemporary styles neglected. A visual feast; Fashion 101, 102, and beyond.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783791347615
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/22/2013
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 358,442
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.80 (d)

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