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The Dictionary of Fashion History

The Dictionary of Fashion History $44.99

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Valerie Cumming & C. W. Cunnington & P. E. Cunnington

Published by Bloomsbury Academic

What is an Apollo knot?

Who wore a Welch wig?

When were Zouave jackets the height of fashion?

This new edition of The Dictionary of Fashion History further updates the landmark work of C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard

Featuring over 60 new and revised entries on diverse topics such as the Onesie, Brothel Creepers and the Birkin Bag, this edition is even more comprehensive and brings this costume historian's bible fully up to date

With many more images to accompany the text and illustrate key fashions – including cartoons, prints and lavish color photographs of surviving garments – this version of the dictionary brings dazzling and unusual garments to life for researchers, students, costume designers and everyone interested in the subject

Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference work answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and will continue to be the definitive guide for many years to come

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