Fashioning Fashion

Fashioning Fashion

European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915

Book - 2010
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Luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring, and lush trimmings abound in this glorious volume that celebrates the evolution of European dress through two centuries.
Fashion is in the details. The textiles, tailoring, and trimmings all work together in the creation of the finest pieces. Drawing on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's internationally known fashion collection, this gorgeous book tells the story--in words and beautiful pictures--of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, a period when fashionable dress underwent sweeping changes. Many remarkable examples of men's, women's, and children's garments are featured here for the first time, including an extraordinarily rare 1790s man's vest designed to promote sympathy with the French Revolution; a stunning 1845 black satin gown from the royal court of Portugal heavily embroidered with gold; and an 1891 evening mantle with silk embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich feathers designed by French couturier #65533;mile Pingat. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the evolution of fashion, this generously illustrated book provides a rich visual history of the changes that occurred in fashionable dress spanning a period of more than two hundred years.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art ; Munich : DelMonico Books, c2010
ISBN: 9783791350622
3791350625
Branch Call Number: 391.009033074 TAK

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GoneWithTheThread
May 16, 2018

Love this book! It contains fantastic detailed photos of historical clothing from the 1700's to 1915 in the collection of the V&A. Also contains information about each piece. It is the perfect reference book for the historical costumer.

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