Friday, October 13, 2017

Fashion: The Evolution of Style by Lucinda Gosling

Fashion: The Evolution of Style
by Lucinda Gosling [391 Gos]

This is a charming and compact “coffee-table book”, making use of hundreds of photographs and advertisements from the Mary Evans Picture Library in London, England. From bathing suits to bridal gowns, the author walks us quickly through several categories of British and American clothing styles and fads, touching on iconic designers and celebrity clotheshorses along the way. The title is overly encompassing, however, because what is actually presented from the worlds of fashion and work-a-day people spans only the late 1800s to the early 1980s. Nonetheless, this is a fun and fascinating look at who and what determines our wardrobe choices and how, recurringly, “everything old is new again.”

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Icons of Fashion: The 20th Century, by Gerda Buxbaum (391 qBux), 100 Unforgettable Dresses, by Hal Rubenstein (746.922 qRub), Vintage Style, by Tiffany Dubin (646.34 Dub), Vogue Women, by Georgina Howell (391.2 qHow) or What Shall I Wear: The What, Where, When, and How Much of Fashion, by Claire McCardell (646.34 McC)]
Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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