Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Fashion The Definitive History of Costume and Style Tracing the evolution of fashion from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today Fashion The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to

  • Title: Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
  • Author: Susan Brown
  • ISBN: 9780756698355
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Tracing the evolution of fashion from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today Fashion The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion andTracing the evolution of fashion from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today Fashion The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion catalogs the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture.Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style whether it s the fashion mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

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    1. When you give your book an ambitious title like: Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style, it sounds a bit desperate. The Smithsonian and DK have set the bar high with such a title, and the resulting tome manages to be both too little and too much at the same time.We skip quickly through the early ages of clothing, presumably because a) we don't have a lot of examples of it, and b) it was pretty simple, and therefore deemed not-very-interesting by the publishers. It's also an extreme [...]

    2. This was my "Merry Christmas To Me" gift over the holidays. I had been drooling over this book for the past couple years but the asking price was a bit rich for my budget. Thankfully, I was able to get this one on sale. I study fashion history as a hobby, and consider my money well-spent on this gorgeous book. Most of the emphasis is on European (especially French, English and German) and American design, with occasional forays into Japan. I can see some people questioning the lack of diversity [...]

    3. I absolutely love this book. It was beautiful and fun to look at. This is so a keeper!!!!!!

    4. This book must weigh 20 pounds and is chock-a-block full of fashions from early Egypt until now. I especially liked the 2 page spreads of original and/or reconstructed outfits with sidebars that described their construction and details. Rest it on a table to read it or it may fall on you and break something.

    5. An enormous coffee table book that was super fun to flip through. Not necessarily definitive, as the title implies, but really well illustrated with tons of photographs and reconstructed costumes/designs that showed how some outfits were constructed. Great eye-candy; tons of photos.

    6. Just gorgeous. Why, oh why was I born in the '80s? Being 20 in the 40s/50s would have been fashion heaven.

    7. The only thing I don't like about this book is that I have to return it to the Library. A real must for lazy costumers. I love that Eleanor of Aquitaine is featured as a fashion innovator on top of everything else she got up to. A rare example of a book with pretty pictures being this well written. Men's and women's fashions are well represented.

    8. I'm pretty sure this is the biggest, bulkiest, heaviest book that I own. Working through it has been a fashion education for me, as I have learned all sorts of terms, trends, and techniques that go into making high fashion. I am definitely struck that fashion is and always has been something dictated by the rich and powerful, from Medieval royals to Victorian aristocrats to modern Hollywood stars. Yes, it trickles down to the rest of us, but most of the ingenuity happens up top. I can also see t [...]

    9. So, from my reviews on this blog (most of which center on YA fic and contemporary romance) most of you probably wouldn't guess that I have a freakishly obsessive passion for costuming and fashion design, especially the history of it's evolution over time. I have a favorite book about Hollywood costume design that I repeatedly check out of the library to drool over - Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design. This one will be joining it! This book has such lush illustrations that I couldn't [...]

    10. This DK & Smithsonian tome is a great history of fashion with gorgeous pictures. In chronological order, it focuses on various eras of the history of what people wore, but the weight of presentation is on the last 200 years or so. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in history or fashion, even guys. It doesn't cover just women. I plan to read it again sometime. Its main drawback is that it's large and heavy.Chapters are: The Ancient World (prehistoric-600 C.E.); Medieval Romanc [...]

    11. Anything complied by the Smithsonian, grabs my attention immediately. From prehistory (Egypt, Rome, ten Byzantine Empire, and Minoan Culture )all the way up to 1980 and onward this book has it all. The first illustrations depend mostly on sculptures, both stone, terra cotta, and wood. The Egyptian era depends mostly on the amazing art inside the tombs of the wealthy. From the east the styles are represented by actual clothing from mummies and the pottery that has been found.The book goes through [...]

    12. This book has fascinating photos of clothing through the ages. The only thing I would have changed was that there were many, many close-ups and it would have been nice to have a few more full-length shots to go with the close-up. Otherwise, lots to drool over here. :)Book Description:Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more [...]

    13. This is aptly-titled "Definitive"! The quality of the book, both content and format, are beyond compare! The images are beautiful, the descriptions are well-written, and the work by The Smithsonian Institute is of the highest standard.In each section, a particular item of clothing is photographed to take over two pages and every detail of note is described, including if the item is a reproduction or if a piece is missing or altered.The book also highlights societal shifts and how those influence [...]

    14. I've always enjoyed looking at the history of fashion. It started with the LaRousse dictionary I received as a prize in Elementary School way back in the sixties in France. On the back end pages were drawing of clothing and fashion from the Gauls to the then current time. It fascinated me as I've always enjoyed learning about the different cultures that have peopled this earth from the very beginning. This is published by the Smithsonian and is absolutely riveting. This is a book which I enjoy m [...]

    15. Super cool book with lots of photos! I used it as a reference for my drawing. This one is the best of its kind that available in the market so far. It is very well printed history of fashion book with lots of pictures. DK Publishing has never let me down. I really love it and would like to recommended it for those who love fashion. Check out my full reference books collection here: korpannita.wordpress/2013/

    16. This is a gorgeous oversize book with amazing illustrations and photos. I found it fascinating to see and read tidbits about prior eras. recent and long ago. However, I found it problematic that I could not relate to the sections during which I have lived. The pictures just didn't correspond to my recollection of things that I wore. Makes me question the authenticity of other eras too. Nonetheless. I loved looking at this book.

    17. If this book weren't so heavy I would carry it around with me every time I went clothes shopping. It is such an inspiration to see the evolution of fashion. One of the best and most concise fashion books I've seen, this book has the feeling of being timeless, unlike most books like it that go out of date in three years.

    18. I spent a week or so reading and flipping through this book with my sixth-grade daughter. Yes, I know, heroic action for a dad, but we did like learning about how people dressed in past centuries and I liked hearing from my child her opinions about styles from the contemporary age. We also learned about famous fashion designers. It's a hefty book, but I'm glad we took the time with it.

    19. Amazing, informative, beautiful, detailed account of clothing I've seen. A must addition to every fashion lover's library. I would have given it the extra star if not for the weight and size of the book.

    20. Beautiful and informative compendium. Towards the end of the book, the focus is a little skewed and the topics are lacking in historical and cultural relevance. However, overall it is a fantastic resource.

    21. I got this book from my in-laws for a Christmas gift. It is beautiful and filled with tons of gorgeous pictures with very interesting details and information. A must have for anyone interested in fashion history. Reenactors and costumers will find this to be a great resource.

    22. Informative book, I really enjoyed the pictures. Fashion fell flat from 1964 and onward.rcy the clothes of today for women are truly an eyesore compared to the 1920-1959.

    23. Huge book with tons of pictures and detailed information. This is a book I would definitely love to keep in my house.

    24. Really liked this huge book! A lot of pictures to fix up, and I clipped several pages together, but still worth it!

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