Costume and Fashion: A Concise History
21.00 x 15.00 cm
343 Illustrations, 79 in colour
First published 2002
From Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today – this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used.
The concluding chapter which chronicles the trends and developments in fashion since 1940, has been brought up to date for this fourth edition by fashion writer Andrew Tucker. He discusses the chief developments at the turn of the century, including the reinvention of Gucci and Prada, the influence of urban sportswear on both men's and women's dress and the phenomenon of the must-have accessory.