Costume and Fashion (World of Art) (Paperback)

Costume and Fashion (World of Art) By Amy de la Haye, James Laver Cover Image

Costume and Fashion (World of Art) (Paperback)



“A standard reference for anyone interested in the history of style and clothes.” —Arts and Antiques

From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or influence others.

For the fifth edition, Amy de la Haye, former Curator of Twentieth-Century Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, has revised the final chapter and included a new section addressing the fashion industry in the twenty-first century. She discusses the expansion of the Asian luxury market; the rise of “fast fashion,” stylists, and celebrity endorsements; and the influence of the Internet.

Amy de la Haye is an expert dress historian. She is the Rootstein Hopkins chair of dress history & curatorship at London College of Fashion.

The late James Laver was Keeper of the Departments of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1938 until 1959.
Product Details ISBN: 9780500204122
ISBN-10: 0500204128
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: June 1st, 2012
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: World of Art
The glossy pictures and fascinating fashion facts will inspire your own projects and will teach you about how twenty-first century fashion came into existence.
— Threads