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...isms: Understanding Fashion

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  • Publisher: Universe
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: 117 in full color
  • Dimensions: 5 5/8'' x 8''
  • Format: Paperback
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  • ISBN: 9780789318268



By Mairi Mackenzie

Engaging and informative, ...isms: Understanding Fashion packs loads of detail into a handy, small format tracing the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. "isms") spanning the Greco-Roman toga and the antebellum hoop skirt to the latest from the runway. This guide is organized chronologically and covers the evolution of costume, the beginning of haute couture, and the rise of fashion as we know itdocumented throughout with key examples from the most important international costume collection. It includes an overview of designers from the classic Coco Chanel, Dior to the contemporary design greats, such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. While the book traces the influences and links between designers, it also includes patrons, from Marie-Antoinette to Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana, as well as fashion muses from Madame de Pompadour to Sarah Jessica Parker. Related topics such as accessories and accoutrements are included as well. Anyone interested in costume and fashion will delight in this book.

160 pages, 117 full-color illustrations. 5 5/8'' x 8''. Paper.

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