Costume and Fashion

Costume and Fashion A Concise History - Thames & Hudson World of Art

5th Edition

Paperback (11 Jun 2012)

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Synopsis

The new fifth edition of this classic guide to clothing throughout history now extends into the second decade of the 21st century. James Laver's classic study of clothing, from the invention of the needle to the dawn of denim, neolithic weavers to catwalk creations, has been updated once again to cover the latest trends, from vintage to high street chic and the spectacular reinvention of haute couture. Featuring designers such as Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs, and style leaders Kate Moss and the Duchess of Cambridge, a new final chapter explains the forces shaping fashion today, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, 'fast fashion', the recession and global markets. With eight new pages, six new illustrations and an entirely new final chapter, this book reclaims its position as the definitive concise history of the subject, and remains essential reading for all students of art, costume and fashion.

Book information

ISBN: 9780500204122
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Pub date:
Edition: 5th Edition
DEWEY: 391.009
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 646g
Height: 209mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 22mm