Nineteenth-century Fashion in Detail
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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Exotic animals were used to make and trim fashionable clothes and accessories
such as the hummingbird and beetle fan (page 108) and the man's slipper
covered in the skin of the golden or olive sea snake (page 106). Dress was also
Typical of the period when there was a fascination and demand for exotic animal
products for both men and women, this man's slipper is made from the skin of the
golden or olive sea snake (Aipysurus laevis). This species of sea snake is ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - elementalchick1 - LibraryThing
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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