Complete History of Costume & Fashion From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day

Complete History of Costume & Fashion From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day
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  • ISBN-13: 9780816045747
  • ISBN: 0816045747
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Cosgrave, Bronwyn


Beautifully designed with over 300 illustrations, The Complete History of Costume & Fashion is a comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of clothing & fashion. At different times in history, fashionable dress has taken very different forms. From the first fashion style of the Egyptians to the extravagant clothes of the Romans, from the birth of the Dandy to the emergence of haute couture in the twentieth century, this book chronicles the evolution of style for both males & females from a social, cultural, & historical perspective. Organized by specific time periods, coverage includes: * The Ancient Egyptians: Noble garments, wigs & hairpieces, eye make-up, jewelry * Greece & Rome: Classical elegance, the Etruscan wardrobe, bright colors, the toga * Middle Ages: Medieval Europe & Byzantine fashion, age of chivalry, trains & sleeves * Early Renaissance: Damask, taffeta, velvet, tight-fitting bodices * Seventeenth Century: Influence of the Baroque, ribbons & embroidery, wigs for men * Eighteenth Century: Extravagance & excess, masks, buckled shoes, hoop skirts * Nineteenth Century: Victorian values, crinolines & bustles, artificial hair color, double-breasted jackets * Twentieth Century: The age of diversity, global style, mini-skirts, supermodels, street fashion.Cosgrave, Bronwyn is the author of 'Complete History of Costume & Fashion From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day' with ISBN 9780816045747 and ISBN 0816045747.

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