What American men, women and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs, reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock. Hundreds of detailed drawings depict hats, overcoats and shoes, suits and dresses, sportswe... read more
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Everyday Fashions of the Sixties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs by JoAnne Olian Scores of illustrations with their original captions specifying colors, sizes, prices. Items include lingerie and playclothes to bridal ensembles, Madras jackets, and vinyl slicker coats. Introduction. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations.
Montgomery Ward Fashions of the Twenties by JoAnne Olian This stylish collection offers hundreds of sepia-tone illustrations and captions that depict the fashions of the '20s — from women's chemise dresses and hats to men's suits and work clothes, plus kids' apparel.
The History of Underclothes by C. Willett Cunnington, PhiIlis Cunnington Fascinating, well-documented survey covering 6 centuries of English undergarments, enhanced with over 100 illustrations: 12th-century laced-up bodice, footed long drawers (1795), 19th-century bustles, 19th-century corsets for men, Victorian "bust improvers," much more.
Costume and Fashion by Alan Weller From Native American rituals to the court of Versailles, this fashion archive presents finery from around the world. Focusing chiefly on Western styles, it spans centuries of attire from every walk of life. 206 illustrations.
The Mode in Costume: A Historical Survey with 202 Plates by R. Turner Wilcox From ancient Roman togas to modern Dior gowns, this lavishly illustrated treasury reflects men's, women's, and children's fashions from 3000 B.C. to 1958. An essential handbook for illustrators and compulsive reading for fashionistas.
The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates by R. Turner Wilcox Take a stroll through history with this illustrated compendium covering centuries of footwear. Black-and-white images detail everything from Tutankhamen's burial sandals, to Chinese silk wedges used for binding feet, to American saddle oxfords.
A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Over 750 illustrations.
Erté's Fashion Designs by Erté Splendid selection of 218 black-and-white inventions from legendary designer's productions for Harper's Bazar, 1918–32. Also 8 pages of full-color covers, originals now prized collector's items. Captions. Publisher's Note.
Fashion Illustration 1920-1950: Techniques and Examples by Walter T. Foster Comprehensive, user-friendly guide combines four vintage instructional manuals by a famous teacher. Step-by-step drawings with helpful comments explain principles of figure and fashion drawing. Techniques include pencil, pen, wash, and opaque.
Fashion in Underwear: from Babylon to Bikini Briefs by Elizabeth Ewing This revealing, profusely illustrated survey ranges from the ancient world through modern times, tracing the development of hoops, petticoats, corsets, brassieres, and other garments, and examining the ways in which these items reflect social influences.
What American men, women and children wore in the 1940s, shown in 122 fully illustrated and captioned pages selected from rare copies of Sears catalogs, reproduced in large format on high-quality glossy stock. Hundreds of detailed drawings depict hats, overcoats and shoes, suits and dresses, sportswear, undergarments, corsetry, neckties, rainwear, and personal accessories.
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