Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of Style

byApril CalahanEditorKaren Trivette CannellForeword byAnna Sui

October 11, 2016|
Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of Style by April Calahan
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A sumptuously illustrated, encyclopedic chronicle of fashion and its trends, from the 18th to the early 20th century

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.
Title:Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of StyleFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:440 pages, 9.75 X 8.25 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:440 pages, 9.75 X 8.25 X 0.68 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300197705

ISBN - 13:9780300197709

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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