Fashion, New Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover)

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Fashion, New Edition: The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover)

By DK, Smithsonian Institution (Contributions by)

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The definitive guide to the history of fashion.

From Ancient Egypt and Marie Antionette to Alexander McQueen and Chanel, this visually stunning fashion design book charts the evolution of clothing and shows how every generation reinvents fashion! 

The perfect fashion coffee table book! Here’s what you’ll find inside:

   • Covers the most important fashion periods in vivid detail, from ancient times to the present day, in extensive catalog spreads
   • From a crinoline to a Givenchy gown, specially photographed “virtual tours” of classic pieces spotlight the details that make up a masterpiece
   • Profiles showcase the key styles and works of trailblazing designers, describing how they have influenced the clothes we wear
   • Beautiful double-page images from fashion archives show how people have embraced fashion in every era and place fashion in its cultural context

The fashion industry is yours to explore! Packed with a dazzling combination of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography, Fashion takes you on a fabulous tour across the centuries! It catalogs the history of what people wear — revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world — and celebrating everything from costumes to haute couture.

Now fully revised and updated, this lavishly illustrated book about fashion includes recent subjects of interest including the increased role of social media, fast fashion, sustainable fashion, and the drive for improved diversity and beauty ideals. The illustrated glossary of technical terms and a comprehensive index help make this page-turning fashion book an indispensable work of reference for any fashion student or fashionista’s shelf. 

Look out for more titles in The Definitive Visual Guide series from DK. Experience the power of art and take a guided tour of the world’s most influential paintings in Art, or celebrate the history and evolution of design movements in Design.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781465486400
ISBN-10: 1465486402
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 480
Language: English