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20th-century fashion in detail

Author: Claire Wilcox; Valerie D Mendes
Publisher: New York, NY : Thames & Hudson ; London [England] : Victoria and Albert Museum, 2018.
Series: V&A fashion in detail.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expanded editionView all editions and formats
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"Revealing the elaborate embroidery, intricate pleats and daring cuts that make up some of the 20th century's most beautiful garments, this book explores the specific techniques used by couturiers as tastes and textile technologies evolved. Work by designers such as Mariano Fortuny, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Hubert de Givenchy, Mary Quant, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood is rediscovered, and exquisite  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Wilcox; Valerie D Mendes
ISBN: 9780500294109 0500294100
OCLC Number: 1042081997
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom in 2005 by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London"--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction --
List of designers --
1. Seams --
2. Gathers, tucks and pleats --
3. Collars, cuffs and pockets --
4. Fastenings --
5. Bows --
6. Beads and sequins --
7. Applied decoration --
Glossary.
Series Title: V&A fashion in detail.
Other Titles: Twentieth-century fashion in detail
Responsibility: Claire Wilcox and Valerie D. Mendes ; with Oriole Cullen, Jenny Lister and Sonnet Stanfill ; photographs by richard Davis and Pip Barnard ; drawings by Leonie Davis and Deborah Mallinson.

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A unique insight into high-end 20th-century fashion explored through sumptuous detail photography of some of the most luxurious garments in the V&A's collections, alongside precise line drawings and  Read more...

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