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Fashion: A History from the 18th to 20th Century

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By Tamami Suoh, Miki Iwagami, Reiko Koga, and Rie Nii; with a foreword by Akiko Fukai

This book consists of items of clothing selected from the extensive collections at the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI). Since its inception in 1978, the KCI has held exhibitions around the world as a way of organizing research on Western fashion. The exhibitions capture the elegance and charm that the clothing had in its day, as though simply having been awakened after a long sleep. The KCI hopes that this publication, which covers selected historical clothing and fashion accessories from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, will enable an ever-wider audience to appreciate the wonder and pleasure of fashion. In the late nineteenth century, few people believed that women would ever be freed from corsets or that one day they would wear skirts revealing their thighs. The Kyoto Costume Institute aims to reassess our past through the study of Western fashion, examine the relationship between fashion and clothing, study the essential meaning behind the wearing of clothes, and suggest the direction that clothing will take in the future. This book presents the beauty and skill involved in the craftsmanship of fabric production and clothing design with high-quality images by excellent photographers.

720 pages, 710 full-color illustrations throughout. 9 1/2'' x 13''. Hardcover; clothbound with jacket. Slipcased, two-volume set.

  • 720 pages
  • 710 full-color illustrations throughout
  • Two-volume set
  • Slipcased
  • 9 1/2'' x 13''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket

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Description

By Tamami Suoh, Miki Iwagami, Reiko Koga, and Rie Nii; with a foreword by Akiko Fukai

This book consists of items of clothing selected from the extensive collections at the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI). Since its inception in 1978, the KCI has held exhibitions around the world as a way of organizing research on Western fashion. The exhibitions capture the elegance and charm that the clothing had in its day, as though simply having been awakened after a long sleep. The KCI hopes that this publication, which covers selected historical clothing and fashion accessories from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, will enable an ever-wider audience to appreciate the wonder and pleasure of fashion. In the late nineteenth century, few people believed that women would ever be freed from corsets or that one day they would wear skirts revealing their thighs. The Kyoto Costume Institute aims to reassess our past through the study of Western fashion, examine the relationship between fashion and clothing, study the essential meaning behind the wearing of clothes, and suggest the direction that clothing will take in the future. This book presents the beauty and skill involved in the craftsmanship of fabric production and clothing design with high-quality images by excellent photographers.

720 pages, 710 full-color illustrations throughout. 9 1/2'' x 13''. Hardcover; clothbound with jacket. Slipcased, two-volume set.





  • 720 pages
  • 710 full-color illustrations throughout
  • Two-volume set
  • Slipcased
  • 9 1/2'' x 13''
  • Hardcover
  • Clothbound, with jacket


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