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The most popular History of fashion books currently available. Updated weekly.
Glossy Years: Magazines, Museums and Selective Memoirs
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row
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.
Fashion: The Definitive Visual Guide
Fashion Climbing: A New York Life
Sneaker Freaker. The Ultimate Sneaker Book
The first and only publication of its kind, Sneaker Freaker has been at the forefront of the global sneaker scene for nearly two decades. With over 650 redesigned pages, fresh photography, insane historical detail, and otaku-level minutiae, this monster anthology combines the magazine's finest and content created exclusively for TASCHEN into...
Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century
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.
Coco Chanel: The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon
Coco Chanel
Fashion Climbing: A New York Life
*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.
Design Museum - Fashion Evolution: The 250 looks that shaped modern fashion
Trace the evolution of fashion through the 250 looks that defined it.
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History
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.
Chanel: The Making of a Collection
Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury Updated Edition
Survey of Historic Costume: Bundle Book + Studio Access Card
Red Lipstick: An Ode to a Beauty Icon
Subtitle in pre-publication: Power, passion, and impact.
Sharp Suits: A celebration of men's tailoring
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.
100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists
First 'how to' guide to the ideas of key thinkers for fashion students.
Chronicle of Western Costume: From the Ancient World to the Late Twentieth Century
Originally published: The chronicle of Western fashion. London: Thames & Hudson, 1991.
American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row
A portrait of the rise of American fashion and the history of the runway
Vogue Essentials: Lingerie
The ultimate wardrobe essential, lingerie, is celebrated in the latest book from the internationally prestigious fashion brand, Vogue.
Seventeenth Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book Two
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.
Fashion: The Essential Visual Guide to the World of Style
Fashion: The Essential Visual Guide to the World of Style reveals the fashion industry as never before.
1970s Fashion Sticker Book
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.
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup
The fascinating history of make-up in a beautifully designed, fashion-photo-heavy package from one of the world's preeminent make-up artists
Rene Lacoste
The story of French tennis legend and fashion designer Rene Lacoste, published to celebrate his namesake brand's 85th anniversary
Fashion on the Ration: Style in the Second World War
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.
Vogue Essentials: Heels
The latest in the Essentials series from internationally prestigious fashion brand, Vogue, celebrating the ultimate fashion power symbol, the high heel.
Passion for Fashion: 300 Years of Style at Blenheim Palace
Fashion Since 1900
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.
Living with Coco Chanel: The homes and landscapes that shaped the designer
An illustrated biography of Coco Chanel, exploring the influence of place on the creative output of the famous fashion designer and business woman.
Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress
Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion
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.
Vogue The Shoe
A glorious celebration of the shoe as an object of obsession, status and desire with peerless images from the British Vogue archive.
Silk Through the Ages: The textile that conquered luxury
The fascinating sociocultural story of how the silk textile conquered the luxury world and remained prestigious throughout the ages.
Shoes: Footprint: The Legacy of the World's Most Famous Designers
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.
Dressed for War: Uniform, Civilian Clothing and Trappings, 1914 to 1918
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.
A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house.
Paris, Capital of Fashion
Hunks and Heroes: Hunks and Heroes
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.
Fashion: The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style
A guide to the evolution of costume and style. It offers over 1,500 costumes from around the globe and illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography. It features on famous trend-setters, fashion icons and designers from Jackie Onassis to Alexander McQueen bring the world of fashion to life.
Mary Quant
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.
McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon
An illustrated look at the life and work of fashion icon Alexander McQueen
Christian Dior
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.
Making Victorian Costumes for Men
Men of Style
A style guide that profiles the best-dressed men of recent centuries: from actors to statesman, playboys to painters, the iconic and the more unexpected. It focuses not only the story of men's style, but the men who embody it and act as its most inspiring exemplars. It is suitable for students of fashion history, and stylish men alike.
Button Box: The Story of Women in the 20th Century Told Through the Clothes They Wore
A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight's family - each one with its own tale to tell...
1960s Fashion Sticker Book
Step back in time and discover the fashion of the Swinging Sixties in this groovy sticker book. There are clothes from throughout the decade - from Mod fashion and minidresses to hippy florals for a summer festival. Notes, photographs and sketches explain each 'look' and there are links to websites with video clips to add historical context.
Shoes: The Meaning of Style
Regency Women's Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830
This must-have guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in the fashions or the history of the period, or for anyone wishing to recreate their own beautiful Regency clothing.
Allure of Chanel