Typical and extraordinary clothing of mid-century from recognized and anonymous designers alike are displayed in nearly 500 photographs. Close-ups of fabrics and labels, detailed captions, a fashion timeline with historic context, and a value guide make this book an exciting addition to any library, private or public.
This authoritative resource presents a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories. "A mine of information" (Choice), the book covers every world culture with 650-plus entries, more than 2,100 black-and-white drawings, and eight pages of color illustrations. A detailed index makes it easy to locate garments from any era.
The History of World Dress and Fashion presents a comprehensive survey of dress from around the world including China, Japan, India, Africa, the Islamic Empire, and the Ancient Americas. This extensive study features descriptions and analysis of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and cultural styles from prehistory into the twenty-first century. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, it features more than 1600 images - and is a valuable resource for fashion designers, theater costumers, textile researchers, costume collectors and curators, and anyone interest in clothing and style customs of the world.
Fabric colors, patterns, textures, and fibers reveal as much about a culture as do the furnishings and clothing that relied on the fabrics. In the 1960s, traditional plaids became popular at the same time as bold prints and geometrics, notably Op Art and "psychedelic" patterns. Nearly 600 close-up color photographs of 1960s fabrics with informative captions and index comprise this book for designers, historians, and students of fashion and textiles.