What People Wore When by Melissa Leventon
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What People Wore When
By Melissa Leventon

What People Wore When

A Complete Illustrated History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century for Every Level of Society

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Format: Paperback / softback

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What People Wore When by Melissa Leventon

Book Description

"What People Wore When "combines the studies of two classic nineteenth-century illustrators Auguste Racinet and Friedrich Hottenroth for the first time. Their works are presented first by chronology and then by subject, so that illustrators, historians, and students alike can choose to follow the path of fashion through the centuries, or study in detail the contrasting styles of individual clothing and accessories. Silhouettes reveal the shape of style through the ages, detailed cross-references draw attention to recurring motifs, and navigation bars help the researcher to travel the complex chronology of costume.With authoritative narrative from leading experts in the history of costume, extraordinary contemporary quotes that reveal the impact of style in its day, detailed annotation, and an extensive glossary, the book provides a magnificent study of the rich vocabulary of style through the ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312383213
ISBN-10: 0312383215
Format: Paperback / softback
(237mm x 202mm x 31mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Fit for a Queen by Melissa Leventon Fit for a Queen, Hardback (October 2015)

A tribute to a unique collaboration between French couturier Pierre Balmain and Queen Sirikit of Thailand. Now for the first time, photographs of all the Balmain outfits, together with examples of some of the many sketches made specially available by Balmain are gathered together in this beautiful book.

In Royal Fashion by Melissa Leventon In Royal Fashion, Paperback (January 2014)

Showcases the exquisite outfits worn by Queen Sirikit of Thailand.

Costume Worldwide by Melissa Leventon Costume Worldwide, Paperback (May 2008)

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Author Biography - Melissa Leventon

MELISSA LEVENTON is a freelance consultant curator, and was Chief Curator of Textiles at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco until 2002. She teaches Fashion History at the California College of Art.

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