From animal furs of prehistory to golden crowns of Ancient Egypt, The Complete Book of Fashion History explores history and culture through the lens of fashion! Explore world history and culture through the lens of fashion with The Complete Book of Fashion History. Travel through time and learn about the most popular fashion trends in history, from the garb of early humans in pre-history, to the short skirts of flappers and the bell-bottoms of disco. You'll get the full stories on subjects like why did French aristocrats powder their hair? And why did knights wear so much chain mail? From buttons to zippers and leather sandals to high heels, young fashionistas will learn how fashion is often influenced by what's happening in the world around us. With colorful, engaging illustrations and fascinating historical facts, this quirky historical reference, geared toward young fashionistas, encourages discussion among children and their parents about different cultures and fashion trends through history.
About the Author
Jana Sedlackova is a children's author based in the Czech Republic.
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Don’t let the charming illustrations or the engaging infobytes fool you, The Complete Book of Fashion History offers a real introduction to the history, geography, styles, and stylemakers of fashion. Fun and easy to read, it offers the reasons why specific fashions became famous in the first place, such as the climate in specific areas, like ancient Egypt. It goes on to cove modern western fashion by decade, including famous fashion designers and icons. It’s a fun tour through history, for every age, even the very young. More generally, it offers a serious look at why things are the way they are, and why people do things the way they do, and all the where’s, what’s and why’s included. It’s a seriously fantastic overview of fashion, old and new.