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Royal Style: A History of Aristocratic Fashion Icons

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
From Louis XIV, a shoe aficionado of the Baroque Age, to the latest club-hopping progeny of the British royalty, this colorful survey of aristocratic fashion through the ages will delight royal watchers of every generation. The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton helped reclaim the fashion credibility of Britain's royal family, ushering in a generation of hip but ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Prestel Publishing
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Whimsical
Jun 05, 2015 Whimsical rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Would not recommend this book
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Disappointed. I was expecting serious insights and a well researched book. That expectation was seriously dashed as this is not that type of book.

The write up about the royal subjects is cheesy at best. There are no sources identified by the author. One is left to wonder how the information contained in the book was obtained. The word "history" is in the title but one cannot trust that any of the information is from a legitimate source (s). The photos are great and credit given to sources.
Elizabeth
Jul 22, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: fashion, art, nonfiction
Another example of getting sucked in by a book from the office. I especially enjoyed the part about Sissi, one of my favorite monarchs. Unfortunately, the light in which she is painted is not so flattering. The Bavarian princess sounds certifiable.
amanda
Dec 11, 2015 amanda rated it did not like it
The writing & "research" of this book is atrocious. The only reason to look through this is for the pictures.
Sandra
Jul 26, 2016 Sandra rated it it was amazing
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Again not a book you read in one go (since its mostly for research) but it is well written and with beautiful examples of the trends of the time.
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fashion, history and the monarchy-- what's not to love?
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