The Complete History of Costume & Fashion

The Complete History of Costume & Fashion

From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day

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Baker & Taylor
Provides a comprehensive history of fashion including examples of costumes from the ancient Egyptian period, the middle ages, early Renaissance, and the 16th through 20th centuries.

Book News
Reprint of a volume in which Cosgrove (associate editor of British Vogue ) explores the development of fashion from its simple and practical beginnings to the growth of the multibillion dollar global industry that it is today. Spanning about 5,000 years, she examines trends in global cultures and the costumes they adopted, textiles, and trends in footwear, headgear, hair, make-up, and grooming habits of both sexes. Organized by specific time periods from the ancient Egyptians to the present. Extensively illustrated in color. Oversize: 9.75x11.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Checkmark Books, [2000]
ISBN: 9780816045747
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.


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