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Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915

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"Every detail matters, whether you are telling a story or creating a collection or starting a revolution. Fashioning Fashion takes you through fashion and time with the sumptuous variety of an extraordinary collection. I promise, it cannot fail to inspire you."
-From the preface by John Galliano

The creation of eighteenth and nineteenth century fashion moved at a much slowe
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Hardcover, 223 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Prestel Publishing
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Holjo
Jun 05, 2011 Holjo rated it really liked it
The detailed history in this book is facinating. I purchased it because I read a lot of historical fiction from this era and I wanted to get a visual of what my favorite characters would have been wearing at the time. I thought I would mostly be looking at pictures, but I found myself very engrossed in the narrative as well. It was so interesting to read about the changes in fashion and how they were inspired. I also enjoyed learning about the availability of colors and how advancements were mad ...more
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Jun 29, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it
Aah, these pictures! This is a visual feast of a book - or rather, catalog of a show I wish I'd seen. A must for anyone with a weakness for fine textiles and
clothing design.
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Feb 22, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Again, brilliant book for anyone who likes to look at period clothing, such gorgeous detailed photos, excellent 18th C examples. Definetly a coffee table book & one I will continue to drool over :)
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Fantastic resource. The photos are breathtaking and the text is informative and engaging. Perfection IMHO.
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