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100 Years of Fashion - Cally Blackman

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Published: 16th May 2012
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This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 to today, and covering high society, uniforms, sportswear, streetwear, and couture. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion as well as students.

The last century bore witness to the transformation of women's fashion. The restrictive corsetry of the early nineteenth century gave way to the looser styles campaigned for by the Suffragettes and first popularized by French fashion designer Paul Poiret.

As women's lives changed dramatically under the shadow of two World Wars, so the style of female dress was altered beyond recognition. From home dressmaking to couture, from rationing to 'The New Look', from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, from high society to celebrity culture.

Over 400 photographs and sketches, many published for the first time, tell the stylish story of a fashion revolution.

About the Author

Cally Blackman is a writer and lecturer with degrees in Fashion Design and History of Art, and an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She teaches at various institutions, including Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Her previous publications include 100 Years of Menswear, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Costume: From 1500 to the Present Day and The 20s and 30s: Flappers and Vamps.

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This is a pictorial historyof fashion

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  • Broad Appeal
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative

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    Comments about 100 Years of Fashion:

    and provides notes with each picture/photo/sketch emphasising its place in fashion history. Divided into 60 year periods and then into illustrated and relevant chapters. Gave me a lot of the information that I was looking for. My only criticism is that while there were illustrations/photos of what the ordinary woman was wearing, I would have liked a greater emphasis on this aspect of fashion along with the haute couture. Certainly worth a place in a reference library.

    Comment on this review

    'This beautiful tome deserves to be read, and by 'read' we mean 'ogled' as there are more large, lavish images than text...We've read a lot of fashion books in our time, but we like this one as it's full of pictures we've never seen before...and fantastic quotes from industry icons.'
    Evening Standard Magazine

    'Covering all the bases from classics to trends and streetwear to couture, Blackman has created the perfect reference for fashion history buffs and vintage clothing connoisseurs looking for a substantial addition to their library.'
    Shannon Roxborough, Vintage Living Mag

    INTRODUCTION

    1901–1959
    HIGH SOCIETY
    BOHEMIAN
    UNIFORMITY
    AMAZONS
    COUTURIÈRE
    STAR
    PATRIOT
    NEW LOOKS

    1960–NOW
    YOUTHQUAKE
    DENIM AND SPORT
    OUTSIDER
    DESIGNER: MINIMAL
    DESIGNER: COLOUR
    DESIGNER: CONCEPT
    DESIGNER: HISTORY AND HERITAGE
    FASHION AND FAME

    ISBN: 9781856697989
    ISBN-10: 1856697983
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 400
    Published: 16th May 2012
    Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
    Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.0  x 3.7
    Weight (kg): 1.63