20,000 years of fashion: the history of costume and personal adornment
This work sets out to define, within a limited area, the essential characteristics of the forms taken by costume in the western world, to discover the conditions in wich these forms evolved and the causes behind the changes they underwent.
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Comparative Study of Prehistoric Costume
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18th century appeared Asia bands became belt Bibliotheque Nationale bodice boots breeches Bronze Bronze Age Byzantine Cabinet des Estampes cape century bc civilization cloak cloth coat collar colours costume cotton countries court costume covered Cretan decorated doublet draped dress elegant embroidered embroidery Empire England Europe farthingale fashion fastened fibula fifteenth century flounces France French front garment gold gown Greek hair hairstyles hats head-dress helmet Heuzey hood hose houppelande influence Italian Italy jacket lace leather linen loincloth Louis Louis XIV Louvre luxury materials men's Merovingian Middle Minoan modes Museum photo neck origin ornaments paniers Paris passim period petticoat petticoat breeches Photo Flammarion plate pleated redingote ribbon robe Roman round ruff Sarmatians shawl shoes short shoulders silk skirt sleeves Spain Spanish stuffs style Sumerian textiles trimmed trousers tunic vogue waist waistcoat wear wide wigs women wore women's costume woollen worn