The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Accessories by Phyllis G. Tortora

The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Accessories

Phyllis G. Tortora and Bina Abling
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  • ISBN
    9781563672835 / 1563672839
  • Title The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Accessories
  • Author Phyllis G. Tortora and Bina Abling
  • Category Fashion & Beauty Industries
  • Format
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 180
  • Publisher
    Fairchild Books & Visuals
  • Imprint Fairchild Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 203mm x 11mm x 251mm


This new reference provides a broad overview of contemporary fashion accessories. Not only does the work focus on individual categories of fashion, but it also examines the components from which accessories are constructed. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking information about fashion accessories.

Author Biography

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings and textiles. Among the textbooks of which she is the author or co-author are Survey of Historic Costume and Fairchilds Dictionary of Textiles, 7th edition. She also serves as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York. Bina Abling teaches in the Fashion Design departments of FIT and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is the author of Fashion Sketchbook, 4th Edition, Advanced Fashion Sketchbook, Model Drawing, and Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories and Interior Design. Bina's knowledge and experience comes from 10 years in the fashion industry and 15 years of teaching.

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