Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries. Each entry includes annotated color images of historical garments, outlining important features and highlighting how styles have developed over time, whether in shape, fabric choice, trimming, or undergarments. Readers will learn how garments were constructed and where their inspiration stemmed from at key points in history – as well as how dresses have varied in type, cut, detailing and popularity according to the occasion and the class, age and social status of the wearer. This lavishly illustrated book is the ideal tool for anyone who has ever wanted to know their cartridge pleats from their Récamier ruffles. Equipping the reader with all the information they need to 'read' a dress, this is the ultimate guide for students, researchers, and anyone interested in historical fashion.
This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history
Эта книга – красочный и подробный путеводитель по истории женского платья. Вы узнаете, как из века в век менялись фасоны, когда впервые сделали потайную строчку, кто предлагал дамам брюки еще до Коко Шанель и многое другое. Платье – это не просто мода, это тайный язык, с помощью которого дамы обменивались сигналами с мужчинами, секретами с подругами и выделяли свой статус в обществе. Лидия Эдвардс преподносит женское платье как загадку, разгадав которую вы станете знатоком моды и стиля прошедших веков. Книга богато иллюстрирована уникальными фотографиями артефактов из коллекций ведущих мировых музеев.
"The best-selling 'Survey of Historic Costume' covers the history of Western dress from the ancient world to the mid-1990s. The costume of each period is viewed within its historical, cultural, and economic context. Perfect for anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this beautifully illustrated book is full of interesting facts and commentary. Features include: detailed descriptions of garments, footwear, accessories, hairstyles, hats, and cosmetics; recurring themes through the ages related to the study of dress; highlights of revivals of popular styles from each period; illustrations of objects from the fine and applied arts for each time period; colorful commentary by writers from each period; extensive bibliographies, pronunciation guides, and an index which includes glossary terms; and 20 pages of full-color photographs, plus more than 550 black-and-white photographs, pictorial tables, and illustrations.". Part One: The Ancient World: The Ancient Middle East 3500-600 B.C., Crete and Greece c. 2900-300 B.C., Etruria and Rome c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 400; Part Two: The Early Middle Ages c. 300-1300, The Late Middle Ages c. 1300-1500; Part Three: The Italian Renaissance c. 1400-1600, The Northern Renaissance c. 1500-1600; Part Four: Baroque and Rococo c. 1600-1800: The Seventeenth Century 1600-1700, The Eighteenth Century; Part Five: The Nineteenth Century 1800-1900; Part Six: The Twentieth Century 1900-1996; The Edwardian Period and World War I 1900-1920 (1910), The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II 1920-1947 (1930s, 1940s); The New Look and Beyond 1947-1964 (1940s, 1950s, 1960s); The Vietnam Era 1964-1974 (1960s, 1970s); The Decades between 1975 and 1996 (1970s, 1980s, 1990s).
"Analyzing French fashion prints and what these images represent and reveal about the fashion and culture of the seventeenth-century"--
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