From the glamour of the '30s to the extremes of the '80s, from the corsets of the Belle Époque to the kaftans of the '70s, this volume offers an impressive pictorial overview of the fashion world of the entire twentieth century. Chanel’s jersey suits, Dior’s “new look”, Mary Quant’s minis, and Alaïa’s stretch bodies are high fashion developments that also had an impact on everyday clothing. In addition to the great designers, prominent icons like Marlene Dietrich and Madonna provided impulses. People are not the only source of fashion trends: political events also make their mark on what we wear, and thus the book presents many fashions in terms of their historical context. Decades of Fashion captures the world of fashion in hundreds of photographs drawn both from the fashion runways and from everyday life. Brilliant pictures of every situation and area of life relate the exciting history of fashion.
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Harriet Worsley is a fashion journalist and teaches communication and journalism at the Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design.Review:
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"Spanning the glamour of the 1930's to the pop culture extremes of the 1980's, the new 600 page book Decades of Fashion is ideal for any lover of couture. The pictorial review of fashion through the 20th century covers corsets to kaftans and so much more"
Decades of Fashion
DECADES OF FASHION, SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER - "a book fashion-lovers will want as a reference, and even people cursorily interested in fashion will find much to interest them."
DECADES OF FASHION, TALL DARK ROAST - "From the glamour of the 30s to the extremes of the 80s, this volume offers an impressive pictorial overview of the fashion world of the entire twentieth century.
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