The Pimlico Companion to Fashion
A Literary Anthology
By (author) Colin McDowell
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Pimlico Companion to Fashion by Colin McDowell
Book DescriptionFrom "Ovid" to "Malcolm X", "The Ladies Magazine" to 'Punch", Mary Wollstone-craft to Anita Loos, William Hazlitt to D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Carlyle to Brett Easton Ellis, Fanny Burney to Jean Genet, Virginia Woolf to Milan Kundera, dress has stimulated comments at all levels - whether witty, ironic, moralistic, critical or simply sensual. Using letters, journals and memoirs, as well as novels, poetry and plays, and covering over four hundred years of writing, including British, Irish, American and European literature, "The Pimlico Companion to Fashion" is surely the ultimate collection about dress.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712666091
(234mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin McDowell
One Savile Row: the Invention of the English Gentleman, Hardback (October 2014)
Traces the history of tailoring, drawing from Gieves & Hawkes vast, unpublished archives of client ledgers, garments and accessories, and photographs. Including bespoke tailoring and ready-to-wear collections, this book focuses on classic mens style and fine tailoring.
Anatomy of Fashion, Hardback (September 2013)
The ultimate guide to how we dress.
Drawing Fashion, Hardback (October 2010)» View all books by Colin McDowell
The catalogue to accompany the major fashion exhibition at the Design Museum in London.
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Author Biography - Colin McDowell
Colin McDowell is an internationally recognised fashion historian, a designer, commentator and critic. Among his many books on fashion are McDowell's Directory of Twentieth-Century Fashion; The Designer Scam; Dressed to Kill: Sex, Power and Clothes; Hats: Status and Glamour and Shoes: Fashion and Fantasy. He was written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Women's Journal and appears on radion and television. He has also written two successful novels set in the world of Italian fashion.
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