Fashion Since 1900 (World of Art) (Paperback)
An authoritative account of the history of fashion from 1900 to today, fully illustrated in color.
From the turn-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to celebrity couture of the new millennium and the evolution of streetwear, this comprehensive survey explores the significant developments in fashion since 1900. Authors Amy de la Haye and Valerie Mendes focus on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women, and explore trends through the work of the most original and influential designers. Chapters are organized around crucial shifts in style and major world events, and exciting advances in fashion are placed within their socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts.
International in scope, this new edition includes updates to the text, including chapters on the most important new designers and the impact of online shopping. Fully illustrated in vibrant color throughout,Fashion Since 1900 includes a helpful reference section with an extensive bibliography.
Valerie Mendes was Head of the Textiles and Dress Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.