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Fashion : the definitive history of costume and style

Author: Susan Brown; DK Publishing, Inc.; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear says who we are. "Fashion" is the ultimate visual guide to everything ever worn. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary fashion houses of Chanel and Dior, to the latest cutting-edge labels, this gorgeous collection of costume and dress shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Brown; DK Publishing, Inc.; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 9780756698355 0756698359
OCLC Number: 777654556
Notes: Statements of responsibility from back dust jacket flap.
Includes index.
Description: 480 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Prehistory-600CE: the Ancient world --
600-1449: Medieval romance and trade --
1450-1624: Renaissance splendor --
1625-1789: Baroque and Rococo --
1790-1900: from revolution to frivolity --
1901-1928: la belle epoque and the jazz age --
1929-1946: from glamour to utility --
1947-1963: optimism and youth --
1964-1979: swinging sixties to glam rock --
1980 onward: the designer decades.
Other Titles: DK fashion
DK Smithsonian fashion
Responsibility: [produced in association with the Smithsonian ; Smithsonain consultant, Susan Brown].
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"From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear says who we are. "Fashion" is the ultimate visual guide to everything ever worn. From the extravagance of Ancient Egypt, through the legendary fashion houses of Chanel and Dior, to the latest cutting-edge labels, this gorgeous collection of costume and dress shows how fashion reflects people and places, and captures the times in which they lived."--p.[4] of cover.

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