Fashion in Detail: 19th Century, Paperback Book


This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the V&A's superlative 19th-century fashion collection.

With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, it gives the reader a unique opportunity to examine 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 478 illustrations, 163 in colour
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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  • Category: History of fashion
  • ISBN: 9780500292648



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