Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of Style by April Calahan

Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of Style

byApril CalahanEditorKaren Trivette CannellForeword byAnna Sui

Hardcover | November 10, 2015

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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.
 
 

About The Author

April Calahan is a fashion historian, writer, and art appraiser, as well as special collections associate at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Karen Trivette Cannell is assistant professor and head of special collections and college archives at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Anna Sui is a fashion designer l...

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Title:Fashion Plates: 150 Years Of StyleFormat:HardcoverDimensions:440 pages, 13 × 11 × 0.98 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300212267

ISBN - 13:9780300212266

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“Contextual research situating the depicted fashions within the larger framework of fashion and social history makes this sumptuous volume far more than a coffee-table book.” —Caroline Ness, Costume