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Twentieth-century Fashion in Detail by Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes


Twentieth-century Fashion in Detail by Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes

This glamorous book, part of the V&A Fashion in Detail series, illustrates the intricate details of twentieth-century fashion. Spectacular photographs, accompanied by expert commentaries and specially commissioned line drawings, focus on fanciful Dior bows, Chanel button-holes and metal sprinfs on a Schiaparelli jacket. This unique study provides an insight into the techniques and craft practices used by couturiers and the construction of these amazing garments. Twentieth-Century Fashion in Detail will delight all followers of fashion. This title was previously available as Modern Fashion in Detail .

About the Author

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles historian who became Chief Curator of the former Textiles and Dress Department at the V&A. Claire Wilcox is a leading expert in contemporary fashion who has curated several V&A exhibitions.

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Publication date

1st September 2009


Claire Wilcox, Valerie Mendes

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V & A Publishing


144 pages


History of fashion



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