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Fashion Plates 150 Years of Style

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ISBN-10: 0300197705

ISBN-13: 9780300197709

Edition: 2016

Authors: Karen Trivette Cannell, April Calahan, Anna Sui

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Prior to the invention of photography, European and American magazines used colorful prints to depict the latest fashion trends.  These illustrations, known as "fashion plates," conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational to the upwardly mobile. This lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive survey of 200 color plates from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century, accompanied by authoritative and fascinating texts.  Organized chronologically and featuring both men's and women's garments, these lively and colorful vignettes not only are beautiful, but also deftly illustrate the evolution of fashion over time. "[A]…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 8.35" wide x 9.84" long x 1.33" tall
Weight: 3.696

April Calahan is a New York-based fashion historian and writer. She is Special Collections Associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.