Chinese Dress: From The Qing Dynasty To The Present by Valery GarrettChinese Dress: From The Qing Dynasty To The Present by Valery Garrett

Chinese Dress: From The Qing Dynasty To The Present

byValery Garrett

Hardcover | January 15, 2008

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Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China.A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include: - Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911 - Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911 - Attire of Mandarins and Merchants - Attire of Chinese Women - Republican Dress 1912-1949 - Clothing of the Lower Classes - Clothing for Children - Dress in New China 1950-2006From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.
Valery Garrett is a respected authority on Chinese dress from the Qing dynasty to the present day. She lectures frequently and has served as a consultant for museums and collections around the world. Her personal collection of Chinese dress has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as in museums in Hong Kong, ...
Title:Chinese Dress: From The Qing Dynasty To The PresentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:240 pages, 12 × 9 × 1.03 inShipping dimensions:12 × 9 × 1.03 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804836639

ISBN - 13:9780804836630


Editorial Reviews

Valery Garrett's research on Chinese dress, especially that worn by the local people, has been a constant inspiration to me as a fashion designer in New York." -Vivienne Tam, fashion designer"