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Women of Fashion

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Book by Steel, Valerie
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by Rizzoli
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Apr 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people curious about female fashion designers in the late 19th and early 20th century
This book discusses female fashion designers from about the mid to late 19th century through the mid 20th century. The book attempts to discuss possible reasons why womens fashion lacks female designers.

I found the first half of the book more interesting than the later half. The author highlights the female designers of note in the 19th and early 20th century; she discusses how they became designers (in several instances their progression from dressmaker to designer), and what factors seemed to
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
My sometimes interest in fashion began when I once did some work on the significance of clothing in medieval literature. This interest was brought up to date when I discovered the works of Valerie Steele.

Yale Ph.D., Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, and founder and Editor-in-Chief of FASHION THEORY: THE JOURNAL OF DRESS, BODY, AND CULTURE, Steele has been described as the brightest fashion scholar living today. All of her books are worth reading, an
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