Fashion History

Fashion history is the study of the development of the purpose and intention behind garments, shoes and accessories, and their design and construction. It is part of the wider history of costume and dress

Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries
Nineteenth-Century Fashion in Detail
Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century
How to Read a Dress: A Guide to Changing Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present
Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Patterns of Fashion 1 Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860
Tudor Tailor: Reconstructing sixteenth - century dress
What People Wore When: A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society
Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915
Patterns of Fashion 3: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women, C.1560-1620
The Complete Costume History / Vollständige Kostümgeschichte / Le Costume Historique
Poor Little Rich Girl by C. David HeymannThe Beautiful Fall by Alicia DrakeD.V. by Diana VreelandThe Unexpurgated Beaton by Cecil BeatonWar Paint by Lindy Woodhead
Style and Decadence
140 books — 21 voters

Wildchilds by Eugenia MelianHorn-Horn by A.D.T. McLellanEccentric Glamour by Simon DoonanA History of Hand Knitting by Richard RuttA Dress for Diana by David Emanuel
Great books about fashion
25 books — 21 voters
Elsa Schiaparelli by Meryle SecrestChampagne Supernovas by Maureen CallahanFashion by Susan BrownThe Language of Fashion by Roland BarthesFashion - Philosophy for Everyone by Jessica Wolfendale
fashion | history, philosophy, faces
55 books — 7 voters

...the art of dressing well consists in knowing the prevailing fashions, and adapting them to your particular style. What suits one will not always look beautiful on another. There should be discrimination, the result of a cultivated taste. To deviate from the prevailing mode entirely is, on the other hand, a grave blunder; for anything odd makes a lady a laughing-stock, and the dress quite out of fashion is, therefore, to be avoided. Peterson's Magazine, June 1879 ...more
Peterson's Magazine

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten- This quote was said by Rose Bertin when Marie Antoinette approved a dress Mademoiselle Bertin had refashioned for her.
Rose Bertin

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