Fashion & Style
Pick up one of these titles that explore the story of what people wear.
20,000 years of fashion : the history of costume and personal adornment
Boucher, Francois, b. 1855.
The complete book of fashion history : a stylish journey through history and the ultimate guide for being fashionable in every era
Sedláčková, Jana, author
Corsets and codpieces : a history of outrageous fashion, from Roman times to the modern era
Bowman, Karen (Karen Elizabeth), author
Dress codes : how the laws of fashion made history
Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson)
A revelatory exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and our society.
Fashion : the definitive visual guide.
"Learn all about fashion's trailblazers and trendsetters in this boldly illustrated, definitive guide that charts style from the late 19th century to the modern day."--Provided by publisher.
Fashion evolution : the 250 looks that shaped modern fashion
Reed, Paula, author.
From the Chanel suit to the Wonderbra, via Jackie Kennedy, Ziggy Stardust and Alexander McQueen, respected fashion journalist and editor Paula Reed explores each of the styles and visionaries that have defined the way we dress. Spanning fifty years - from the 1950s to the 1990s - and accompanied by striking photographs throughout, Fashion Evolution is the definitive story of the style moments that changed the world.
The fashion of film : how cinema has inspired fashion
A history of fashion
This beautifully illustrated fashion picture book uses artwork from the historical sticker dolly dressing books together with 8 spreads of new artwork. Beginning with the Stone Age, it works through clothing and fashion up to the end of the 1970s. Includes a fashion glossary at the end.
How to read a dress : a guide to changing fashion from the 16th to the 20th century
Edwards, Lydia (Lydia Jenny), author.
Icons of men's style
Womenswear progresses in leaps and bounds, fuelled by the readiness of women to wear what may at the time be perceived as the radical or outrageous. Not so with menswear - menswear evolves, slowly. But from what?
Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed & murdered through history
McMahon, Serah-Marie, author
Equal parts fab and frightening, Killer Style explores the ways in which make-up, clothing, and accessories have killed, maimed, or tormented those who wear and make them. From the story of hatters felled by mercury poisoning to tulle-burnt ballerinas to the victims of the modern craze for sandblasted denim, no one is safe from these crimes of fashion.
The lost art of dress : the women who once made America stylish
Przybyszewski, Linda, author
Queen of fashion : what Marie Antoinette wore to the Revolution
Weber, Caroline, 1969-
Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. Here, 18th-century specialist Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked.
Tim Gunn's fashion bible : the fascinating history of everything in your closet
Vintage fashion and couture : from Poiret to McQueen
Taylor, Kerry, author
Vintage fashion complete : women's style in the twentieth century
Albrechtsen, Nicky, author
What people wore when : a complete illustrated history of costume from ancient times to the nineteenth century for every level of society
Why'd they wear that? : fashion as the mirror of history
Albee, Sarah, author