Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail

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V&A Publications, 2005 - Design - 224 pages
A glorious companion volume to Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries (V&A 2000) and Modern Fashion in Detail (V&A 1998), this book captures the opulence and variety of nineteenth-century fashion through an authoritative text, the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colours of crinolines and the elegant tailoring of men's coats, the richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail. collection, were at the height of fashion in their time. They display a remarkable range of colours, materials and construction details: from the intricate boning on women's corsets to the patterned silk of men's waistcoats. commentary and line drawings that show the ingenuity of the underlying construction, these carefully chosen garments illustrate some of the major themes of nineteenth-century dress.

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User Review  - p.d.r.lindsay - LibraryThing

Brilliant help for the details of 19thC clothes. If you want to see tucks and ruffles, gloves and socks in detail this is the book. It's a V&A so the pictures and the information are top of the drawer! Wonderful source for costume designers and writers. Read full review

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This is fantastic book for the dedicated student of costumes or fashion history. The photographs of actual garments are beautiful and very useful. Read full review


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Helen Persson is a Curator in the V&A's Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion. Marion Kite is a Senior Conservator in the V&A's Textile Conservation Section. Lucy Johnston is Curator of nineteenth-century fashion and wedding dress in the V&A Museum's Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.

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