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100 Years of Fashion - Cally Blackman

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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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GREAT reference with fabulous photos

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    Great book for vintage fashion reference. Has wonderful photos. A lot of good information on vintage fashions and designers. Also shows fashion trends through the years.

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    This is a pictorial historyof fashion

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      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.

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      '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
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 25.0  x 3.6
      Weight (kg): 1.61
      Edition Number: 1