Four hundred years of fashion
V & A Publications, 1984 - Art - 176 pages
Now with a new jacket, this breathtaking overview of 400 years of Western dress is a lively history of fashion that stands as a classic in its field. With 120 illustrations, the book is a visual delight that draws on the V&A's unrivaled apparel collection. From a dress worn at the court of George II in the 1700s to Vivienne Westwood's contemporary Pirates Collection, to pieces by leading designers such as Fortuny, Poiret, Charles James, and John Galliano, this book is an outstanding resource that also features a wide range of accessories, including shoes, fans, and hats.
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Introduction Vaujr1e D Mendes Avr1l Hart
Womens Dress before 1900 Madele1ne G1nsburg
Mens Dress Avr1l Hart
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