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Author Calahan, April
Title Fashion plates : 150 years of style / April Calahan ; edited by Karen Trivette Cannell ; with a foreword by Anna Sui
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
book jacket
 HS Lib. Oversize Materials  TT509 .C34 2015    AVAILABLE    30600020095460
 Modern History Library  769.944 C141    AVAILABLE    30550100609047
Descript xiii, 425 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Published with assistance from the Ronald and Betty Miller Turner Publication Fund."--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-423)
"Prior to the invention of photography, European and American magazines used colorful prints to depict the latest fashion trends. These illustrations, known as "fashion plates," conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational to the upwardly mobile. Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style is a comprehensive survey containing 200 fashion plates, many reproduced at actual size, from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century. A number of these charming illustrations are extremely rare, and have not appeared in print since their publication in the periodicals in which they first ran. Organized chronologically and featuring both men's and women's garments, these lively and colorful vignettes not only are beautiful, but also clearly illustrate the evolution of fashion over time. Many of the plates were produced by important artists of the day, including Léon Bakst, George Barbier, and Georges Lepape. With texts by April Calahan on the social, political, and economic significance of fashion and its industries, and a foreword by award-winning fashion designer Anna Sui, this exquisite slipcased publication fills an important gap in the literature on the history of fashion and provides an entertaining historical overview for the general reader"--Publisher's description
"The images featured in Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style are part of an extensive collection of such plates held by Special Collections & College Archives, a unit of the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York"--Preface
Subject Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). .Gladys Marcus Library -- Art collections -- Catalogs
Fashion prints
Fashion drawing
Fashion -- History -- Pictorial works
Fashion -- History -- Periodicals -- Sources
Alt Author Cannell, Karen Trivette
Sui, Anna, writer of foreword
Ronald and Betty Miller Turner Publication Fund
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