A feast of opulent styles for colorists and fashion devotees, this entertaining and informative coloring book features a grand array of the sumptuous clothing style of the Victorian era. Each page offers a captivating glimpse of the gloriously embellished gowns of this bygone age, all carefully researched and accurately rendered by artist Tom Tierney.
This collection of 45 illustrations, adapted from the pages of such vintage fashions publications as Modes des Paris and Godey's Lady's Book, reveals in lovingly detailed vignettes a wealth of fashions from the years 1837 to 1877. Newlyweds Queen Victoria and Prince Albert open the collection of ready-to-color line drawings in a portrait of formal evening wear. A dazzling array of elaborate, narrow-waisted, full-skirted gowns follows. The ensembles, trimmed with all manners of lace, tassels, ribbons, and bows, feature dainty accessories such as flowered and feathered bonnets, fans, kid gloves, and parasols. Outfitted for riding, swimming, walking, and visiting, the well-dressed ladies occasionally appear with gentlemen in formal suits or smartly attired children.
About the Author
One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great and fun book for aspiring designers and historians. It is a great way to learn the fashions and also fun to color in your spare time.