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A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

By: Mary Brooks Picken

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While most of us would have little difficulty in recognizing a buckle, hem, or seam, we might be considerably more challenged if asked to identify a godet, a trilby, or a vamp. With this handy book at your fingertips, however, you can quickly find the definition of over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion.
From bateau necklines, bobs, and bustles to plackets, havelocks, and bavolets, terms are assembled alphabetically or in groups according to dress parts, fabrics, elements of design, and other style categories. In addition, over 950 clearly detailed illustrations depict stitches, weaves, laces, garments, collars, shoes, jewelry, hair styles, and other sartorial features.
This is the perfect reference for increasing fashion vocabularies, injecting a stimulating term or phrase in conversations about wearing apparel, or making articles written about clothing more understandable. Fashion writers, costume designers, manufacturers, buyers, sales people — anyone interested in the history of fashion — will welcome this thorough and comprehensive guidebook. "Unique in its field and containing material not easily accessible elsewhere, it definitely has a place in the general reference library for quick identification purposes and for anyone concerned with the fashion field." — Booklist

Reprint of The Fashion Dictionary, Funk & Wagnall's, New York, 1957.

AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486402940
ISBN 139780486402949
Author/EditorMary Brooks Picken
FormatBook
Page Count446
Dimensions6 1/8 x 9 1/4

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