100 Years of Fashion

100 Years of Fashion

Book - 2012
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This text documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students.
Publisher: London : Laurence King Pub, 2012
ISBN: 9781856697989
1856697983
Branch Call Number: 746.92 Bl
Description: 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: One hundred years of fashion

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heatherfield
Mar 06, 2018

A great collection of photos with informative captions covering many aspects of fashion since the Edwardian era. (Full disclosure: the book caught my eye with Audrey Hepburn on the cover.) I found I enjoyed the first half a bit more than the second, though that is probably just a matter of personal taste. The first half included photos of Edwardian nobility, the early Hollywood starlets, and the make-do and mend fashion sense of WWII, and perhaps captures the timelessly elegant styles that I like. The section on 1960s to modern day seemed slightly more focused on high/experimental fashion rather than the everyday style highlights of each decade, though it's an interesting contrast, and an excellent way to divide the book. (The comments that passed over the appropriation of cultures in describing various designers and collections didn't quite sit well with me, though.) Still, I enjoyed the overview with details I hadn't thought of before. Multiple reads are perhaps best suited to those who are more interested in the finer details of fashion, but the book makes for a fun browse for anyone interested in flipping through the lovely photos.

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VRMurphy
Dec 27, 2013

The photographs are beautiful, actually show the details of the clothing (this should not be surprising in fashion photography, but it is), and the brief captions are quite useful and interesting.

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