Fashion : The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style, Hardback

Fashion : The Ultimate Book of Costume and Style Hardback

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3,000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guide. "Fashion" is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style.

Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to today's catwalk sensations and with a foreword by fashion guru Caryn Franklin, this is your own personal fashion show through history.

Breathtaking in its scope, "Fashion" is packed with over 1,500 costumes from around the globe and lavishly illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography.

Plus features on famous trend-setters, fashion icons and designers from Jackie Onassis to Alexander McQueen bring the world of fashion to life. "Fashion" is guaranteed to add style to your bookshelf; with its luxurious textured fabric jacket and spine, it's the season's must-have for anyone with a passion for fashion.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 480 pages, Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of fashion
  • ISBN: 9781405398794



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When I was young, there was nothing I loved more than colouring in books of costume designs, and making up my own for cut-out dolls using pictures in magazines for inspiration. I'm sure that still happens, but now for anyone interested in costume through the ages, from young girls upwards, there is a new single source-book. DK's huge new tome is gorgeously presented with flocked details on the covers, and inside is full of the chronologies, features and snippets that you'd expect of any big DK book. From caveman to catwalk - womenswear for all occasions, menswear, sportswear, a big glossary of terms and national costumes - it's all there with all the historical detail to back it up. Simply brilliant. My own twelve year old daughter said 'Wow' - we'll both get a lot of pleasure from this book.