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Fashion: The Twentieth Century

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Originally published in 1999 and now fully revised and updated, Fashion is a photographic celebration that surveys all the preeminent couturiers and fashion houses from the era before the Great War through the revolutionary changes wrought by the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties to designers at work today. Everything is included in this authoritative volume, from Chanel's ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 13th 1999 by Universe (first published 1999)
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This is a very informative overview of the major fashion movements that impact current fashion, with notes about smaller but still impactful movers and shakers. Some of the photographs are really great. As a reference from which to branch out into deeper investigation, this is excellent in that it provides key characteristics by which to identify the people and trends it covers. The references list is jam-packed with titles for future reading.

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Amazing book, specially for aspiring fashion designers with ADD like me because it is mostly pictures! Dont get me wrong it's full of info, but it's condensed. If you are a broke aspiring fashion designer, you should own this book yesterday, because you can find it for very low prices, I bought mine for $1 on amazon. Its perfect for when you are out of ideas; just open it up in a random page, go back to a decade and unblock your brain. Most inside it is from the 30's-60's period and 90's, a bit ...more
Excellent short introductory history of high fashion in the 20th century. Very much recommended to anyone looking for a way to understand the history behind this month's Vogue or BlackBook.
My favorite fashion history read thus far.
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