Catalogue


--Isms : understanding fashion /
Mairi MacKenzie.
imprint
New York : Universe Publishing, 2010, c2009.
description
159 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0789318261, 9780789318268
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
New York : Universe Publishing, 2010, c2009.
isbn
0789318261
9780789318268
general note
"An Iqon book"--Colophon.
catalogue key
8698857
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An insightful guide elucidating the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costumes and style from ancient times through today." ~ Florida International "[This book] catalogs a look and places it in a timeline charting five centuries of costume and fashion, so you can see what informed each design and which fads it sparked in turn." ~ San Francisco "A go-to book for understanding the glorious evolution of fashion... This fantastically handy and informative guide will help you understand the historical context of your Prada platforms, and make you wonder what is yet to come in the wide world of how we clothe ourselves." ~Blogue "It is part history, part fashion adviser, part anthology, and all fun. A must for lovers of all this chic!" ~Le Petite Blog "This terrific little book is an informative and engaging pocket-sized guide for fashion aficionados with an avid interest in the art and history of fashion." ~Vidcat "An engaging purse-sized guide to style trends..." ~FashionTribes.com
"An insightful guide elucidating the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costumes and style from ancient times through today." ~Florida International "[This book] catalogs a look and places it in a timeline charting five centuries of costume and fashion, so you can see what informed each design and which fads it sparked in turn." ~San Francisco "A go-to book for understanding the glorious evolution of fashion... This fantastically handy and informative guide will help you understand the historical context of your Prada platforms, and make you wonder what is yet to come in the wide world of how we clothe ourselves." ~Blogue "It is part history, part fashion adviser, part anthology, and all fun. A must for lovers of all this chic!" ~Le Petite Blog "This terrific little book is an informative and engaging pocket-sized guide for fashion aficionados with an avid interest in the art and history of fashion." ~Vidcat "An engaging purse-sized guide to style trends..." ~FashionTribes.com
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Summaries
Main Description
Traces the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. "isms") from the Greco-Roman toga and the antebellum hoop skirt to the latest from the runway.
Main Description
This engaging and informative guide lays out the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costume and fashion from the ancients through today. The latest in the best-selling Isms series, which includes Isms: Understanding Art, Isms: Understanding Architectural Stylesand Isms: Understanding Religion, is Isms: Understanding Fashion. Concisely written, this book packs loads of detail into a handy small format, tracing the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. "isms") from the Greco-Roman toga and the antebellum hoop skirt to the latest from the runway. This guide is organized chronologically and covers the evolution of costume, the beginning of haute couture, and the rise of fashion as we know it- documented throughout with a combination of line drawings, costume illustration, and fashion photography. It includes an overview of designers from the classic-Coco Chanel, Dior-to the contemporary design greats, such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. While the book traces the influences and links between designers, it also includes patrons, from Marie-Antoinette to Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana, as well as fashion muses from Sarah Bernhardt to Sarah Jessica Parker. Related topics such as accessories and accoutrements are included as well. Anyone interested in costume and fashion will delight in this book.
Main Description
This engaging and informative guide lays out the significant design trends and movements that have shaped costume and fashion from the ancients through today. The latest in the best-selling Isms series, which includes Isms: Understanding Art, Isms: Understanding Architectural Styles and Isms: Understanding Religion, is Isms: Understanding Fashion. Concisely written, this book packs loads of detail into a handy small format, tracing the evolution of costume history and fashion through a series of interconnected trends and movements (a.k.a. "isms") from the Greco-Roman toga and the antebellum hoop skirt to the latest from the runway. This guide is organized chronologically and covers the evolution of costume, the beginning of haute couture, and the rise of fashion as we know it documented throughout with a combination of line drawings, costume illustration, and fashion photography. It includes an overview of designers from the classicCoco Chanel, Diorto the contemporary design greats, such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. While the book traces the influences and links between designers, it also includes patrons, from Marie-Antoinette to Jackie Kennedy and Princess Diana, as well as fashion muses from Sarah Bernhardt to Sarah Jessica Parker. Related topics such as accessories and accoutrements are included as well. Anyone interested in costume and fashion will delight in this book.

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