Pick up one of these titles that explore the story of what people wear.
Boucher, Francois, b. 1855.
Sedláčková, Jana, author
Bowman, Karen (Karen Elizabeth), author
Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson)
A revelatory exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and our society.
"Learn all about fashion's trailblazers and trendsetters in this boldly illustrated, definitive guide that charts style from the late 19th century to the modern day."--Provided by publisher.
Reed, Paula, author.
From the Chanel suit to the Wonderbra, via Jackie Kennedy, Ziggy Stardust and Alexander McQueen, respected fashion journalist and editor Paula Reed explores each of the styles and visionaries that have defined the way we dress. Spanning fifty years - from the 1950s to the 1990s - and accompanied by striking photographs throughout, Fashion Evolution is the definitive story of the style moments that changed the world.
Watson, Linda (Linda P.)
This beautifully illustrated fashion picture book uses artwork from the historical sticker dolly dressing books together with 8 spreads of new artwork. Beginning with the Stone Age, it works through clothing and fashion up to the end of the 1970s. Includes a fashion glossary at the end.
Edwards, Lydia (Lydia Jenny), author.
Womenswear progresses in leaps and bounds, fuelled by the readiness of women to wear what may at the time be perceived as the radical or outrageous. Not so with menswear - menswear evolves, slowly. But from what?
McMahon, Serah-Marie, author
Equal parts fab and frightening, Killer Style explores the ways in which make-up, clothing, and accessories have killed, maimed, or tormented those who wear and make them. From the story of hatters felled by mercury poisoning to tulle-burnt ballerinas to the victims of the modern craze for sandblasted denim, no one is safe from these crimes of fashion.
Przybyszewski, Linda, author
Weber, Caroline, 1969-
Marie Antoinette has always stood as an icon of supreme style, but surprisingly none of her biographers have paid sustained attention to her clothes. Here, 18th-century specialist Weber shows how Marie Antoinette developed her reputation for fashionable excess, and explains through lively, illuminating new research the political controversies that her clothing provoked.
Taylor, Kerry, author
Albrechtsen, Nicky, author
Albee, Sarah, author