Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustree" (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Paperback – 31 Jul 1997
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Wide range of events like a hunt meeting, touring, at the racetrack, visiting, balls, walking outfits, sports and meetings. There are a couple of mens costumes (with the emphasis on a couple).
Another very interesting fact included was the rough age of wearers and social status (especially for the children).
Including a glossary and a short introduction as well. Although there is no colour, the pictures have descriptions of the original colours and materials used. And because it is in black and white, it is fairly cheap (YESSSSSSSSSSS......cough. Anyway..).
I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in old fashions and it is well worth the price. I picked it up cheap from one of the sellers, so that's even better!
fashions through the ages, in this book there is a vast amount to keep me going for
years to come, the drawings are in black and white so mabye you could gently colour in the pictures with GOOD qulity artist pencils,good book for the money.
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The book covers the years 1860-1914 and gives equal (or slightly superior) coverage to the Edwardian and pre-WWI years. The illustrations are large and detailed, allowing for very good views of the trimmings of the garments, and the smaller rear views of many garments are invaluable to the recreationist. Also included are period captions describing the intended uses of the garments (tea or opera, for young girls or women "of a certain age"); these are both interesting and very helpful for the self-educated costumer. The selection of dresses, coiffures, hats, parasols, coats, lingerie, nightdresses, and children's clothing is well chosen and the garments are lovely.
My only complaint is that a few years are either entirely skipped, or skimmed over: 1866, 1872, 1875, 1878, 1883, 1893, 1899, and 1911. However, the existing material is excellent and very useful--I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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