The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Book - 2012
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"From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear says who we are. "Fashion" is the ultimate visual guide to everything ever worn. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary fashion houses of Chanel and Dior, to the latest cutting-edge labels, this gorgeous collection of costume and dress shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived."--p.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., c2012
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 480 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
ISBN: 9780756698355
Branch Call Number: 391.009 Fas
Additional Contributors: Brown, Susan.
Smithsonian Institution


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Sep 11, 2017

This is a very informative book with an abundance of historical information and detailed pictures--a wonderful resource for writing a paper on fashion.

Jun 27, 2016

Very Interesting! Fun to read/ look at.

ChristchurchLib Mar 18, 2013

A stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. It contains everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen. Fashion catalogues the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture.

Popular Culture newsletter March 2013.

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