Fashion The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style

Fashion The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style[PDF / Epub] ☉ Fashion The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style ❤ Judith Watt – 3000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guide Fashion is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style Tracing 3000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to tod years of fashion history in one stylish Ultimate Book Kindle × visual guide Fashion is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style Tracing years from the early Fashion The MOBI :¿ draped fabrics of ancient times to today's catwalk sensations and with a foreword by fashion guru Caryn Franklin this is your own personal fashion show through history Breathtaking in The Ultimate Book Epub á its scope Fashion is packed with over costumes from around the globe and lavishly illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates archive images and commissioned photography Plus The Ultimate Book of Costume PDF/EPUB or features on famous trend setters fashion icons and designers from Jackie Onassis to Alexander Mcueen bring the world of fashion to life Fashion is guaranteed to add style to your bookshelf; with its luxurious textured fabric jacket and spine it's the season's must have for anyone with a passion for fashion. what a great book for anyone who likes Fashion history or General knowledge I really really enjoyed this and can't recommend it enough 'Fashion' is a slightly misleading title for this history of clothing and costume The subtitle 'The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style' is a better fit And a fascinating glimpse into the clothing of the past it isDorling Kindersley have one again provided a stunning looking reference book The range of illustrations is astonishing Contemporary illustrations and photographs are complimented by detailed modern photographic studies of particular pieces These are informative and illustrate the changing costumes very wellThe concentration is very much on European and western clothing Perhaps this is unsurprising and given the span of time that the book has to cover not necessarily a bad thing There is also a distinct weighting toward female fashion; menswear isn't ignored but doesn't receive the same attention as the pretty frocksMy main complaint and reason why this book does not get the five stars it otherwise would is that the text at times rather lets down the uality of the illustrations For instance on one of the pages showing men in formal clothing in the 1920s we have a photograph of an actor dressed in a top hat black jacket grey waistcoat and checked trousers The text suggests that he is wearing a black dinner jacket rather than the morning coat you might normally expect In fact he appears to be wearing the short black jacket that makes up part of the costume known as either 'black lounge' 'stroller' or 'Stresemann' It is the black blazer and striped grey trouser gear of old fashioned barristers and once upon a time bank managers The checked trousers would be a natty variation The impression that the authors are not familiar with the dress code is reinforced when elsewhere on the same page they say that the Stresemann was a dark single breasted suitIssues like this are a sad let down That said the uality of the rest of the book and the extraordinary depth and range of the illustrations mean that nitpicks aside I would still thoroughly recommend this to anyoneThree and a half stars A good introduction to fashion clothes style and what they've meant in different times throughout human history Keyword here is introduction and that must be taken into consideration when rating this book To cover fashion style over such a long period of time in one book means it's possible only to scratch the surface a little bit It provides very basic information of each era and that's it So don't expect this book to be anything but an introduction Great reference book Usually use it for inspiration and comparing different styles Full of clear images and information Minus a star for the ugly cover it feels fluffy and gross what keeps me getting rid of this book is how extensive the information is 3000 years of fashion history It was a worthy companion during my studies and would interest even the most fashion challenged person It's not only a catalogue of fashions past but a story of clothing in general and covering our bits so interesting to read A great book for any fashion lover Full of photos and interesting texts Book everyone should have at home Excellent A very well documented history of fashion Very good The only bit I wasn't really impressed with was the modern day i want to know about the histroy of fashion

Fashion The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style eBook
  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • Fashion The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style
  • Judith Watt
  • English
  • 20 February 2014
  • 9781405398794