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  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Pavilion (15 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862057982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862057982
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 29.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 470,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jane has been an author and journalist for over 25 years. She worked for several years for the fashion business press, reviewing the international collections and interviewing designers from Galliano to Gaultier. A move from urban to country life saw her develop her interest in plants, flowers, herbs and fruit and foraging for wild food. Jane is passionate about the countryside and exploring the British Landscape.She is fascinated by history and has been able to combine her varied interests in some of her many books, several of which were linked to television series. Jane's books have won a number of awards: Britain by Bike was voted the Hay Festival/National Trust Outdoors Book of the Year 2011, The Best British Book and The Book of the Year at The British Book Design and Production Awards 2010.The Good Housekeeping Organic Cookbook won the Best Organic Book 2001 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

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'Fabulous Frocks is', almost certainly, the most exquisite book that every woman should have the privilege of owning. The elegance and sophistication of this unique hardback is an inspirational look into one hundred years of the most amazing dresses. --In Magazine, 23rd September 2008

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Sarah Gristwood is a writer and broadcaster who, in her days as journalist, interviewed everyone from Martin Scorsese to Giorgio Armani. She is the author of three recent historical biographies - 'Arbella' (a Sunday Times bestseller), 'Perdita' (adapted as BBC radio's Book of the Week), and 'Elizabeth and Leicester' (to be published by Viking in the USA this autumn). Jane Eastoe trained in fashion design, then moved to the fashion business press, for whom she regularly covered the international collections and interviewed designers from Gaultier to Galliano. More recently, her interest in organic living has led her to extend her range, writing books on subjects as diverse as herbs and hen-keeping.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By N. D. Meikle on 24 Nov. 2008
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Fabulous Frocks considers two time frame periods - 1908 to 1958 and 1959 to 2008. The book has a selection of mainly photographic images of varying quality and one or two fashion illustrations of yesteryear that are good examples of the visual idiom. However, if looking at this time span of years in terms of women's fashionable representation is of interest to you - do not let the prospect of a relative few `iffy' images put you off - this book has many images that makes it more than worthwhile.

If you have thumbed-through a number of women's fashion books that focus on image - then many of the photos in this book you will have seen before - yet again, the book is made worthwhile by a selection of images you may not have seen before.

If the title of the book is something of a turn-off, by giving the impression that the book is all glitzy, girly post-Hollywood or later-day glamour, then you would be wrong. Yes there is that element of visual-media fame glamour to the book - but there is also a range of other femininities featured in the book. While several of which would not `sit-easy' with many of those from a particular feminist perspective - such as the immediate post-World War Two period. Yet as oft said, clothes that women choose for themselves are about the individual representing their own sense of femininity or womanhood - and this book features many outfits across the ages that a large proportion of women, even today, would be delighted in wearing.

An obviously well-researched book - both in terms of the many delightful images it features - and the manner in which it is written.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sj Hayes on 22 Sept. 2009
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For anyone who is the slightest bit interested in what they wear, this book is a gorgeous look at - well, frocks. Not just any frocks though, these ones make you almost burst with envy. Well done to Jane Eastoe for putting this collection together.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Flo on 3 Jan. 2009
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This book is one of those classic coffee tables books that will last for years. Filled with beautiful images of dresses in the last 100 years, this book is a real celebration of style and the writing is pretty good too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By new broom on 16 May 2010
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This book is full of wonderful, glam photos of high fashion which show the details of the clothes very clearly. So apart from being a feast for the eyes it is informative on cut and detail. It also gives an insight into the way fashion was modelled and presented to the public- with romance and elegance.

It is much more than a "coffee table" book - it would be a resource for fashion students and those working in theatre costume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid Listener on 2 May 2010
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If you want to spoil your self or someone who is a fashion fanatic, this is the book. It is crammed with the most beautiful photographs and interesting items.
Still a bit expensive even at Amazon prices...but go on, spoil yourself, you're worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By OSV on 27 Feb. 2013
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This is a great collection of pictures showing the history of fashion and full of informative details a must for anyone interested in Fashion, and for the Vintage Lovers too
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