20th-century Fashion

20th-century Fashion

The Complete Sourcebook

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Provides detailed drawings and information on women's fashions, underwear, and accessories

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, c1993
ISBN: 9780500015643
Branch Call Number: 391.009 PEA
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Twentieth-century fashion


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May 07, 2012

Good resource. Not flashy, but detailed. Illustrations are drawn, sometimes hard to make out detail.

Apr 23, 2012

This book is a collection of drawings of what people wore in each decade.There is no writing so if you are looking for something that will explain at the changes this book is not for you. I found it was a great book though and some of the clothes are really beautiful

Aug 01, 2011

This book is an excellent companion to history lessons. I could spend days looking at this book. Inside there are full color illustrations of the designer wear, underwear, day wear, evening wear and bridal wear + accessories! at the back of each section there is a full description of each costume and style. Includes designer bios.

I highly recommend this and i hope everyone will enjoy this as much as i do!


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