World Dress: Fashion in Detail (2009)

By: Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden, & Verity Wilson, eds.

From the mountains of Montenegro to the shores of South-East Asia and beyond, the V&A’s renowed worlds dress collection is highlighted in World Dress Fashion in Detail. The book, part of the V&A Fashion in Detail series, explores silk embroidery from Indonesia, applied metal braid and cord fastenings from Albania, as well as elaborate patchwork from Tibet, India, Korea and Iran. Specially commissioned photographs, authoritative text and line drawings showcase the breathtaking richness of detail that will delight and inspire anyone interested in dress.

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London : V & A Publishing, 2009
Format: 224 pages : color illustrations, map ; 30 cm
ISBN : 9781851775682 1851775684
OCLC : 261176336

Table of contents

Table of contents

Introduction 8

Necklines 10

Fastenings 38

Cuffs, Edgings and Seams 60

Contrasting Fabrics, Linings and Pockets 114

Pleats and Gathers 158 Applied Decoration 178

Glossary 220
Further Reading 221
Map 222-3
Index of People and Places 224


About the author

About the author

Rosemary Crill is a curator in the department of Asian art at the V&A. Jennifer Wearden is a curator in the department of furniture, textiles, and dress at the V&A. Verity Wilson is a curator in the department of Asian art at the V&A.

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