This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day.
• Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits
• Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning
• Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers
• Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history
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About the Author
José Blanco F., PhD, is associate professor in the department of apparel merchandising and design at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
Mary D. Doering is an independent scholar, collector, and guest curator who serves as adjunct faculty for the Smithsonian-George Mason University Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts.
Patricia Hunt-Hurst, PhD, is department head and associate professor in the department of textiles, merchandising, and interiors at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.
Heather Vaughan Lee works with the curatorial departments at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in California. Formerly, she was president of the western region of the Costume Society of America.