100 Years of Fashion Illustration

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

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A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century, fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the 60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing, London : 2017
ISBN: 9781786270689
Branch Call Number: ANF 741.672 BLAC
Characteristics: 384 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 20 cm


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Jan 18, 2017

Well-chosen collection of fashion illustrations that take you on a journey through the 20th century. The author does a good job of extending beyond just showing clothes and explaining their details, as she looks at the historical timeliness of particular fashions and why we wore what we wore when we wore it. A real visual feast.

Dec 02, 2012

I thought this book was great. The detail that was given makes getting the looks easier than I thought. Not to mention it has not only classic icons such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Dandridge, but it also has current icons as well such as Kat Von D, Naomi Campbell, and Lucy Liu. It covers all iconic women fades over the last 100 years of some very famous and important women of the times. Great book.


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Dec 02, 2012

I love fashion and this is a fashion lovers book for sure. The illustrations in this book are iconic of the fashion and style of the times over the last 100 years that made huge differences and changes not only with fashion but with the world movement as a whole as well. The introduction gives a brief overview of fashion since the beginning which actually began in the sixteenth century, the goes into the 1900’s and beyond. I still find it interesting sometimes how fashion has changed. From the conservative simple pieces to bold and loud other the top pieces of today. But yet both still are in either times. I love fashion and how much it has changed over time and how much it is still evoking. The drawings in the book are beautiful and very characteristic of the times in which they were drawn and meant for the women as well of the time. Beautiful book.

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