A fabulous book for anyone interested in either a history of Fashion or costume design. This book is great because it features items from a museum collection - and if you're unlikely to go to Japan to see it for yourself this is a great alternative!
Not only full length photos, but also lots of very close up shots showing the intricate detail which has gone into some pieces in the collection.
There are about 500 full colour photographs, showing all sorts of items of clothing from French 'rococo' designs right through the 1960's to (almost) present day. The book features mostly womens clothes but a few mens as well.
Printed on great quality paper and in a nice firm paperback cover this book would be a great gift for anyone interested in Clothes and Fashion. Also a great resource for Students.
I like the way the older 'period' costumes are shown piece by piece - so you can see what (very uncomfortable looking!) underwear was worn to give the fabulous dresses their shape, and also how the elements were put together - very helpful when trying to make a replica outfit!
A really great buy.