Book Review: Fashion Fashioning / European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915

This book conducts a survey on European dress from the Age of Enlightenment to the Edwardian era. It showcases hundreds of intricate designs on men´s, women´s and children´s garments through this period. The details in fashion are at work here. Luxurious textiles, detailed tailoring and exquisite trimmings go to work to create the finest pieces. The book takes you through a journey in words and beautiful pictures of fashion´s development from the Age of Enlightenment and shows how fashionable dress underwent sweeping changes during this period. Here are some of the extraordinary examples you will find within the pages of this glorious book. A stunning 1845 black satin gown is shown from the royal court of Portugal heavily embroidered in gold and an evening mantle with silk embroidery of glass beads, ostrich feathers designed by Emile Pingat, an exquisite piece that takes you back in time to when fashion focused on stunning details. This book is a must have for all fashion enthusiasts who are interested in the evolution of fashion. It takes you through a visual history of changes that span a period of more than two hundred years.

Preface from John Galliano
He is one of the most influential fashion designers of our time. Galliano was chief designer of France´s Christian Dior, in Paris.

Sharon Sadako Takeda (Author)
She is the Senior Curator and Head of the Costume & Textiles Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kaye Durland Spilker (Author)
She is Curator of the Costume and Textiles Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell (Author)
She writes and reviews books and exhibitions for Dress, Costume and Woman´s Art Journal.

Fashioning Fashion
European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Price: US$ 55.00 | GBP 36.00
224 pages with 266 colour illustrations, 250 x 320 mm
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5062-2

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T. J. Mueller