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History of fashion books

See below for a selection of the latest books from History of fashion category. Presented with a red border are the History of fashion books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Couture Korea by Hyonjeong Kim Han, Yun Gyun S. Hong Couture Korea
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Couture Korea highlights traditional ways of dressing and shows how contemporary haute couture is rooted in Korean tradition. Through garments including baeja, po, and baegilbok, this Korean fashion book explores how each gender dressed during different seasons, on special occasions,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Fashion in Detail: 18th Century by Avril Hart Fashion in Detail: 18th Century

A rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labor-intensive details seen in fine eighteenth century clothing
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Jil Sander by Matthias Wagner K Jil Sander

Published in a book for the first time: Jil Sander, one of the most influential fashion designers of her generation!
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Fashion Curating Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond by Annamari Vanska Fashion Curating Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

As the practice of fashion curation extends into commercial galleries, public and retail spaces, and even to the individual self, professional concepts of 'curating' are undergoing rapid change. Today, everyone is seemingly able to 'curate', but where does this leave...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Fashion Curating Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond by Annamari Vanska Fashion Curating Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

As the practice of fashion curation extends into commercial galleries, public and retail spaces, and even to the individual self, professional concepts of 'curating' are undergoing rapid change. Today, everyone is seemingly able to 'curate', but where does this leave...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

Vintage Menswear A Collection from The Vintage Showroom by Douglas Gunn, Roy Luckett Vintage Menswear A Collection from The Vintage Showroom
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Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, the Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

Inside the Royal Wardrobe A Dress History of Queen Alexandra by Kate (Falmouth University, UK) Strasdin Inside the Royal Wardrobe A Dress History of Queen Alexandra
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Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Italian Gentleman by Hugo Jacomet, Lyle Roblin The Italian Gentleman
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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Fashion and Versailles by Flammarion Editions Fashion and Versailles


Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England Working-Class Dress and Rural Life by Rachel Worth Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England Working-Class Dress and Rural Life

At the beginning of the Victorian period, most of England's population lived in the countryside; by its end, the balance had tipped towards living in urban and suburban spaces.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

European Fashion The Creation of a Global Industry by Regina Lee Blaszczyk European Fashion The Creation of a Global Industry

This volume examines the cultural history of the fashion industry in the postwar era. Taking an original, interdisciplinary approach, it focuses on the internal culture of the trade, explaining the significance of value creation and assessing the transformation of local...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

European Fashion The Creation of a Global Industry by Regina Lee Blaszczyk European Fashion The Creation of a Global Industry

This volume examines the cultural history of the fashion industry in the postwar era. Taking an original, interdisciplinary approach, it focuses on the internal culture of the trade, explaining the significance of value creation and assessing the transformation of local...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Streetwear Past, Present and Future by King Adz Streetwear Past, Present and Future

The definitive history of the world's most influential fashion trend from the people who wore it best
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Androgyne Fashion and Gender by Patrick Mauries Androgyne Fashion and Gender

The first visually led exploration of androgyny--from representations in antiquity to its current prevalence in the fashion world and beyond
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Paola Antonelli, Michelle Millar Fisher Items: Is Fashion Modern?
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Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Paris Fashion A Cultural History by Valerie Steele Paris Fashion A Cultural History

Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Corsets and Crinolines by Judith Dolan Corsets and Crinolines

Originally published: New York: Theatre Arts Book, 1970, c1954.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/09/2017

Corsets and Crinolines by Judith Dolan Corsets and Crinolines

In this classic book, Norah Waugh explores the changing shapes of women's dress from the 1500s to the 1920s. Simple laced bodices became corsets of cane, whalebone and steel, while padding at shoulders and hips gave way to the structures...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Vogue: The Gown by Jo Ellison Vogue: The Gown

Illustrated with fabulous images from Vogue's archive, Vogue: The Gown is the ultimate visual sourcebook for all those who love fashion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Dictionary of Fashion History by Valerie Cumming, P. E. Cunnington, C. Willett Cunnington The Dictionary of Fashion History
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- What is an Apollo knot? - Who wore a Welch wig? - When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion? This new edition of The Dictionary of Fashion History further updates the landmark work of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Dictionary of Fashion History by Valerie Cumming, P. E. Cunnington, C. Willett Cunnington The Dictionary of Fashion History
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- What is an Apollo knot? - Who wore a Welch wig? - When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion? This new edition of The Dictionary of Fashion History further updates the landmark work of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Rebel Threads Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood by Roger K. Burton Rebel Threads Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood

Featuring over 1300 examples of rare vintage clothing, from the swing, counterculture and blank generation eras, detailed photographs and factual stories of the clothes origins, alongside many previously unseen fashion and film stills. The book traces how these distinct street...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Darlings of Dress Childrens Costume 18601920 by Norma Shephard Darlings of Dress Childrens Costume 18601920

This nostalgic look at childrens costume, from 1860 to 1920, reveals diverse cultural influences on its manufacture and design. More than 300 historic photographs, fashion plates, and selections from vintage catalogs and magazines, plus 115 color images, show examples of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Savile Row The Master Tailors of British Bespoke by James Sherwood, Tom Ford Savile Row The Master Tailors of British Bespoke
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The definitive story of the tailors, customers, and clothes of Savile Row, the international destination and renowned epicenter of gentlemen's style
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Street Style in America An Exploration by Jennifer Grayer Moore Street Style in America An Exploration


Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

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