Historical Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries

This sumptuously illustrated book offers the first up close view of the richness and variety of historical dress of the th and th centuries Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum s world famous collection these garments display skills that are now lost yet continue to inspire today s leading designers br br Much of the finery seen here is too fragile to be on permanent display or its detail too intricate to be captured in conventional photography Jacobean blackwork neoclassical tambour work exquisite stitching and knife sharp pleats are pictured in stunning photographs alongside such unusual techniques as stamping pinking and slashing many of which are rarely employees in the modern world as they require labor intensive handwork impossible to replicate by machine br br With line drawings showing the construction of the complete garment and a text that sets each in the context of its time this book is a visual feast for all fashion lovers and an essential resource for curators collectors students costumers and designers


A lively look at fans from the th century to the present is illustrated in color with spectacular examples from the Victoria amp Albert Museum s famous dress collection


This is an account of the development of the necktie from the s to the present drawing on evidence from paintings and engravings as well as contemporary written sources and photographs of high fashion examples of this essential element in male dress

La Moda de los Siglos XVII-XVIII en Detalle

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Fashion in Detail: 1600 - 1800

This beautifully illustrated book reveals the decorative seams refined stitching voluptuous drapery strict corseting slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the Victoria and Albert Museum s superlative fashion collection With an authoritative text exquisite color photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece the reader has the unique opportunity to examine up close historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display It is an inspirational resource for students collectors designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and clothing br br br This new edition features an updated design improved navigation a comprehensive index and an introduction that sets the examples in full historical context