Since the mid-20th century fashion has undergone phenomenal change at a rapid pace in the context of unprecedented social, political and cultural upheaval. This fully updated and expanded second edition of Costume Since 1945 brings this period to life through accessible, lively text and over 100 illustrations.
How to Read a Dress by Lydia Edwards
Publication Date: 2017-03-09
Fashion is ever-changing, and while some styles mark a dramatic departure from the past, many exhibit subtle differences from year to year that are not always easily identifiable. With overviews of each key period and detailed illustrations for each new style, How to Read a Dress is an authoritative visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries.
Dressing in vintage-style clothing for a themed event or personal fashion is our passion. We, Debbie and Oscar Sessions, turned a hobby into this website to make it easy to find vintage-inspired clothing for women and men online spanning 1860-1980s. Our fashion history blog helps you create the look from decades past using vintage, vintage-inspired inspired, and thrifty clothing.
Established in 1996, the Lasell Fashion Collection (LFC) contains approximately 3,000 artifacts spanning 200 years of fashion history. This growing assortment is comprehensive in its scope – from haute couture to indigenous dress; a notable array of costume accessories; and supporting collections including textile sample books, archival materials, periodicals, and fashion illustrations and advertisements.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.8 million objects, books and archives that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.