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Description - Chinese Dress by Valery M. Garrett

Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China.A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include:Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911Attire of Mandarins and MerchantsAttire of Chinese WomenRepublican Dress 1912-1949Clothing of the Lower ClassesClothing for ChildrenDress in New China 1950-2006From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780804836630
ISBN-10: 0804836639
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Tuttle Publishing
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Valery M. Garrett

Valery Garrett is a respected authority on Chinese dress from the Qing dynasty to the present day. She lectures frequently, and has served as a consultant for museums and collections around the world. Her personal collection of Chinese dress has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as in museums in Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, and Australia.