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The anatomy of fashion : why we dress the way we do

Author: Colin McDowell
Publisher: London Phaidon Press, 2013. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do we dress the way we do? Why has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? What is a ruff? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? Why did a suntan replace the pale, peaches-and-cream face as the sign of a high-class woman? In this book, fashion specialist Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer all these questions
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin McDowell
ISBN: 9780714849478 0714849472
OCLC Number: 859193323
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The body unclothed --
The body anatomized --
The body clothed --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Colin McDowell.

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"For all the hullabaloo surrounding street style, one often forgets that clothes are first and foremost a means of protecting the body. Colin McDowell is placing new emphasis on this fact, presenting Read more...

 
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