Accessories of Dress: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Drawing upon a vast number of historical sources, the authors of this useful reference have created an entertaining account of the forms of personal adornment men and women have used throughout the ages to enhance their wearing apparel. From hats, veils, wigs, and cosmetics, to cravats, shawls, shoes, and gloves, to walking sticks, handbags, fans, and furs, the engaging commentary displays the humor and personal charm of the many-sided story of accessorized apparel. 644 figures and 59 plates.
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19th Century accessory ancient ART Figure artiﬁcial band beautiful bobbin lace bracelets braid brooches buckles buttons carried charm cloth collar color combs Costume cotehardie COURTESY covered cravat cuffs cutwork decoration dress early earrings edge Egyptian elaborate embroidered embroidery embroidery stitches England falling band fashion fastened ﬁeld ﬁgure ﬁne ﬁnest ﬁnger ﬁnished ﬁrst ﬁtted ﬂat ﬂowers France French fringe garter girdle gloves gold Greek hair handkerchief handsome hats head headdress Henry VIII hood hose jewels lace lady later leather linen Louis XIV Marie Antoinette men’s metal METROPOLITAN MUSEUM Middle Ages modern muff MUSEUM OF ART neck ornament pattern pearls perfume period PLATE popular portrait punto in aria Queen ribbon rings Roman ruff scarf shawl shoes shoulders silk silver stick stockings stones tassels thread thumb ring trimmed twentieth century umbrella veil velvet wearing women wore worn