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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:   Print 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: Statement of responsibility from foreword.
Includes index.
Description: 480 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 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
DK Smithsonian
Responsibility: [Susan Brown, Smithsonian consultant].

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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"--Page 4 of cover.
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