Costume and Fashion: A Concise History

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Oxford University Press, 1983 - Clothing and dress - 288 pages
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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This may have been acceptable in 1969 when it was first published, but assuming that pictures of a king accurately portray the clothing even that the king wore, never mind everyone else shows a lack of serious research. I didn't bother reading further than page 60. Read full review

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User Review  - Kudrun - LibraryThing

For a trade paperback of 288 pages to cover human costume from paleolithic times to the mini-skirt would be something of a miracle. Alas, Mr Laver does it by leaving out the 13th century (except for a ... Read full review



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The late James Laver was Keeper of the Departments of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1938 until 1959.

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