Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style (2012)

By: Kathryn Hennessy; Anna Fischel

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.

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Publisher: New York, NY: DK Publishing, ©2012.
ISBN: 9781465407801 1465407804
OCLC Number: 840417029
Description: 480 pages: illustrated ; 31 cm

Table of contents

Table of contents

Prehistory-600CE: the Ancient world —
600-1449: Medieval romance and trade —
1450-1624: Renaissance splendor —
1625-1789: Baroque and Rococo —
1790-1900: from revolution to frivolity —
1901-1928: la belle epoque and the jazz age —
1929-1946: from glamour to utility —
1947-1964: optimism and youth —
1964-1979: swinging sixties to glam rock —
1980 onward: the designer decades.

About the author

About the author

Kathryn Hennessy and Anna Fischel are editors at Dorling Kindersley (DK), which is a British multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 62 languages.

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