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The Resource 20th-century fashion : the complete sourcebook, John Peacock ; with a preface by Christian Lacroix

20th-century fashion : the complete sourcebook, John Peacock ; with a preface by Christian Lacroix

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20th-century fashion : the complete sourcebook
Title
20th-century fashion
Title remainder
the complete sourcebook
Statement of responsibility
John Peacock ; with a preface by Christian Lacroix
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Here, in more than 1100 full-color illustrations, is the most comprehensive and detailed history and sourcebook of 20th-century fashion ever published. From the styles of the early 1900s to those of today, John Peacock charts the development of women's fashion in all its aspects: couture wear, day wear, underwear, leisure wear, evening wear, bridal wear and accessories. Fashion's greatest international designers and designs are all found here: Worth's visiting dresses,
  • Poiret and Chanel's suits, Balenciaga's classic gowns, Dior's New Look, Courreges' space-age creations and Mary Quant's minidresses, up to recent designs from the collections of Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix, Calvin Klein and others. Photography could never capture so faithfully the dazzling variety of these designs: indeed, many which predate the advent of color photography have never before been shown in their original colors. John Peacock's wide-ranging
  • research, using not only paintings and photographs but also the garments themselves, has allowed him to reproduce in true and meticulous detail their lines, shapes, weaves, patterns and colors. Arranged decade by decade, the pictures are accompanied by complete descriptions of each garment and accessory, including the fabric, cut and pattern. Every detail - collars, cuffs, pockets, buttons and trimmings - is noted. The exhaustive reference section includes a time-chart
  • summarizing the development of fashion and dress-shapes, biographies of individual couturiers and designers, and a concise bibliography. Following the author's hugely successful Chronicle of Western Costume, this volume too is destined to become the unrivaled reference work in its field, indispensable to any fashion enthusiast, historian or collector, and to any designer or student working in the performing arts
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1943-
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Peacock, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Costume
  • Fashion
Label
20th-century fashion : the complete sourcebook, John Peacock ; with a preface by Christian Lacroix
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29223626
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500015643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29223626
  • (Sirsi) a433277
Label
20th-century fashion : the complete sourcebook, John Peacock ; with a preface by Christian Lacroix
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29223626
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500015643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29223626
  • (Sirsi) a433277

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