20th Century Fashion, Valerie Mendes and Amy de la Haye
From the turn-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to the bumster and bustier of the 1990s, this comprehensive survey explores all the significant developments in fashion in a century that saw a growing preoccupation with personal appearance and clothes. It focuses on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women, and explores these through the work of the most original and influential designers and couturiers. Chapters are organized around crucial shifts in style and major world events, and exciting and at times revolutionary advances in fashion are placed within their socio-economic, political and cultural contexts. International in scope, the book encompasses the century's most important designers and metropolitan fashion centres and also covers developments in accessories, hairstyles and make-up. The importance of mass production, advances in man-made fibres, the growth of ready-to-wear and the major influence of postwar subcultural styles on contemporary fashion are also discussed. A reference section includes an extensive bibliography.
'Articulate and brilliantly illustrated' — Reference Reviews
'Handy, concise and highly decorative' — Gay Times
20th Century Fashion, Valerie Mendes and Amy de la Haye, good copy (goed exemplaar)
Thames & Hudson, paperback, 288 pages
Price without shipping costs