History of fashion

    Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures

    By Eugenie Shinkle

    Hardback £26.43

    Fashion photography reflects not only the desires and fantasies of the consumer, but also the changing face of cultural values in society as a whole. A stunning object in its own right, Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures charts the evolution and glamour of the genre. Featuring names from...

    Italian Style

    By Eugenia Paulicelli

    Paperback £26.45

    This is the first in-depth, book-length study on fashion and Italian cinema from the silent film to the present. Italian cinema launched Italian fashion to the world. The book is the story of this launch. The creation of an Italian style and fashion as they are perceived today, especially by...

    Vogue: The Gown

    By Jo Ellison

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    Illustrated with fabulous images from Vogue's archive, Vogue: The Gown is the ultimate visual sourcebook for all those who love fashion.

    Dictionary of Fashion History

    By Valerie Cumming

    Paperback £28.55

    "Based on A Dictionary of English Costume 900-1900 by C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington and Charles Beard, now completely revised, updated and supplemented to the present day by Valerie Cumming."

    Cultivating Political and Public Identity

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    This bold and original study looks at the performance of identity in the public sphere, using the concept of 'plumage' to capture the countless elements that go together to make up a shared identity. -- .

    Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

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    Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or...

    Fashion and Popular Print in Early Modern England

    By Clare Backhouse

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    Fashion featured in black-letter broadside ballads over a hundred years before fashion magazines appeared in England.

    Coal and Velvet

    By Jose Ortiz Echague

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    Celebration of the great 20th-century couturier Cristobal Balenciaga showing eighty of his haute couture creations based on traditional Spanish costume.

    Fashion in the 1950s

    By Daniel Milford-Cottam

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    An overview of the lively and vibrant fashions of the 1950s with appeal to any student of fashion and design as well as those looking back to the days of Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.

    World of Anna Sui

    By Tim Blanks

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    An in-depth look at the creative process of an eclectic New York fashion designer

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