Most popular History of fashion books
The most popular History of fashion books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Take an excursion through the last three centuries of trend. This spectacular collection from the Kyoto Costume Institute, one of the world's most extensive clothing collections, features the outerwear, underwear, footwear, and accessories that have defined self across time and geography.
Subtitle in pre-publication: Power, passion, and impact.
Capturing the highlights of the major V&A exhibition, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, this stunning book celebrates the House of Dior from its foundation in 1947 to the present day.
From the invention of the needle to the dawn of denim, neolithic weavers to catwalk creations, this title intends to cover the trends, from vintage to high street chic and the reinvention of haute couture. It also explains the forces shaping fashion, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, fast fashion, recession and global markets.
*A Financial Times Book of the Year 2018**The New York Times Bestseller*`I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second.
First 'how to' guide to the ideas of key thinkers for fashion students.
Trace the evolution of fashion through the 250 looks that defined it.
The ultimate wardrobe essential, lingerie, is celebrated in the latest book from the internationally prestigious fashion brand, Vogue.
A portrait of the rise of American fashion and the history of the runway
Take an trip through three centuries of trend. In this spectacular collection from the Kyoto Costume Institute, one of the world's most extensive clothing collections, the smartest minds and sharpest eyes in fashion studies walk us through the outer- and underwear, shoes, and accessories that have defined people around the world.
From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's never- ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess' fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years., This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.
Clothes maketh the man. In Sharp Suits we examine the fascinating history and evolution of the modern suit from the late seventeenth century to date. From eighteenth-century bespoke to the mass industrialisation of the twentieth century, we see how the uniform of the ruling classes became the utilitarian outfit of the worker.
The story of French tennis legend and fashion designer Rene Lacoste, published to celebrate his namesake brand's 85th anniversary
Originally published: The chronicle of Western fashion. London: Thames & Hudson, 1991.
Travel back to the 1970s, when hair grew bigger and heels got higher, with this colourful sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from flares and maxi dresses, to outfits designed to sparkle under disco lights. Informative notes, photographs, sketches and links to video clips help explain each 'look' and add historical context.
In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was not simply a distraction, but a necessity - and one they weren't going to give up easily. In the face of bombings, conscription, rationing and ludicrous bureaucracy, they maintained a sense of elegance and style with determination and often astonishing ingenuity. From the young woman who avoided the dreaded 'forces bloomers' by making knickers from military-issue silk maps, to Vogue's indomitable editor Audrey Withers, who balanced lobbying government on behalf of her readers with driving lorries for the war effort, Julie Summers weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life during the Second World War. As a nation went into uniform and women took on traditional male roles, clothing and beauty began to reflect changing social attitudes. For the first time, fashion was influenced not only by Hollywood and high society but by the demands of industrial production and the pressing need to 'make-do-and-mend'. Beautifully illustrated and full of gorgeous detail, Fashion on the Ration lifts the veil on a fascinating era in British fashion.
The fascinating history of make-up in a beautifully designed, fashion-photo-heavy package from one of the world's preeminent make-up artists
Book Two in the V&A's groundbreaking new series presents 17 patterns for garments and accessories from a seventeenth-century woman's wardrobe. Full step-by-step drawings of the construction sequence are given for each garment to enable the reader to accurately reconstruct them.
A glorious celebration of the shoe as an object of obsession, status and desire with peerless images from the British Vogue archive.
Mary Quant is a fashion icon. The first focussed study of her career, this book shows how she revolutionised fashion, harnessing youth, streetstyle and mass production to create a new look for everyone.
John Galliano's extraordinary fashion creations for the House of Dior, captured in inspiring and never-before-seen images by celebrated Vogue photographer Robert Fairer.
Fashion: The Essential Visual Guide to the World of Style reveals the fashion industry as never before.
The fascinating sociocultural story of how the silk textile conquered the luxury world and remained prestigious throughout the ages.
The story of Tommy Nutter is the story of a man who climbs up from nothing to reshape the silhouette of British fashion. It will chart the dramatic life of Tommy Nutter, an underappreciated visionary whose career spanned barely 23 years, ending in 1992 with his untimely death.
What people wear matters. Copiously illustrated, this book is the story of what people on both sides wore on the front line and on the home front through the seismic years of World War I.
Kimono traces the transformation of the Japanese garment from everyday attire to National symbol, exploring the historic and contemporary use of this enduring cultural legacy.
Presenting a wealth of new, bespoke imagery and building on the authors' unrivalled level of expertise, 17th-Century Men's Dress Patterns is a definitive resource for costume designers, fashion historians and students.
A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight's family - each one with its own tale to tell...
"With historic reportage and landmark fashion shoots in far-flung locales like India, Iran, Morocco, [and] Bali, [this book] captures important moments in both travel and fashion history"--Publisher marketing.
Shoes are a hot topic and are regularly discussed in various magazines and books. However, only few have access to the absolute top designers and initial founders of contemporary shoe design.
Explores all the significant developments in fashion since 1900. This book discusses many topics, the impact of the Internet on the fashion industry, the importance of new fashion centres in India and China and how fashion is now pluralistic, multi-cultural and fast moving.
A celebration of men s style, and how it s evolved and been redefined by GQ s influential Creative Director for nearly forty years the ever-stylish Jim Moore.
This book is the perfect fashion accessory - a sumptuous, exquisitely designed exploration of the most influential fashion icons, ideas, designers, pieces and trends from throughout history.
The latest in the Essentials series from internationally prestigious fashion brand, Vogue, celebrating the ultimate fashion power symbol, the high heel.
Justine Picardie spent years puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, peeling away the accretions of romance and lies. Since its publication in 2010, hers has become the definitive Chanel biography. With a new foreword and previously unseen images, this new edition delves even deeper into the life and legacy of this eternally alluring woman.
Patterns for a range of fabulous vintage pieces from the last 120 years, including 1890s corsets, 1940s garter belts and basques, 1950s pin-up brassieres, 1920s French knickers and much more.