Nineteenth-century fashion in detail
V&A Publications, 2005/11/16 - 224 ページ
This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the V&A's magnificent collection of nineteenth-century fashion for men and women, building on the success on the V&A ..."in Detail" series. Glorious color photographs of close-up details are shown alongside accurate line drawings of the complete garment. The book is an essential visual reference for anyone interested in fashion, both historical and contemporary. It reinforces the V&A's reputation as a front-runner in the field of fashion. The lavishly illustrated book celebrates the V&A's magnificent collection of nineteenth-century dress. A source of inspiration to many of today's top designers, these colorful items of clothing, seen here in glorious close-up, will delight all lovers of fashion. Some 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era, from the delicate embroidery on neoclassical gowns to the vibrant colors of the crinolines and the elegant tailoring of the means' coats. The richness of the period is revealed in breathtaking detail. Featuring specially commissioned photographs and line drawings that demonstrate the underlying structure of each garment - from the intricate boning of women's corsets to the patterned silk of men's waistcoats - both images and text highlight the major themes of nineteenth-century fashion. This book is a companion to the successful Historical Fashion in Detail and Dress in Detail from around the World.