From Cave to Catwalk
From simple to sophisticated, elegant to excessive, what we wear ultimately tells the story of who we are. Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a sumptuous visual celebration of over 3,000 years of costume and style.
Original fashion plates, detail from historical artworks, archival images and all-new photography throw the spotlight on over 1500 classic pieces from around the world that tell the story of how each generation embraces and re-invents fashion to suit their era – from when hemlines rose to when youngsters pulled on jeans and became “teenagers”. Expert commentary capture the turning points in fashion history and photographic galleries showcase classic pieces from every angle and while close-up images of fabric, tailoring and accessories reveal all of the details that make each piece extraordinary.
Features on famous trendsetters and designers, such as Coco Chanel, Twiggy and Alexander McQueen and show how these inspirational fashion icons have influenced the clothes we wear today and shaped our sense of style today.
Showcasing the most important fashions through the ages, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is guaranteed to add style to any bookshelf.