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Century of Fashion: Dress Pattern Illustrations, 1898-1997

Alice I. Duff


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PUBLISHED: 11th May 2011
ISBN: 9780764336980
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An essential fashion industry resource, this new book presents a century of fashion illustrations from dress pattern envelopes ranging from the 1890s to the 1990s. References the popular shapes, silhouettes, and fashions through nearly 350 patterns for evening wear, lingerie, sportswear, and more. This detailed presentation illustrates cultural, social, and economic changes influencing women's fashions and the stylized illustrations used to capture the mode and ideal body styles of the day. As more design processes go digital, this book offers hundreds of skillful renderings done by hand. This is an ideal collection for fashion industry professionals, design students, and costume historians.
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  • Paperback
    $66.83
PUBLISHED: 11th May 2011
ISBN: 9780764336980
ANNOTATION:
An essential fashion industry resource, this new book presents a century of fashion illustrations from dress pattern envelopes ranging from the 1890s to the 1990s. References the popular shapes, silhouettes, and fashions through nearly 350 patterns for evening wear, lingerie, sportswear, and more. This detailed presentation illustrates cultural, social, and economic changes influencing women's fashions and the stylized illustrations used to capture the mode and ideal body styles of the day. As more design processes go digital, this book offers hundreds of skillful renderings done by hand. This is an ideal collection for fashion industry professionals, design students, and costume historians.

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An essential fashion industry resource, this new book presents a century of fashion illustrations from dress pattern envelopes ranging from the 1890s to the 1990s. References the popular shapes, silhouettes, and fashions through nearly 350 patterns for evening wear, lingerie, sportswear, and more. This detailed presentation illustrates cultural, social, and economic changes influencing women's fashions and the stylized illustrations used to capture the mode and ideal body styles of the day. As more design processes go digital, this book offers hundreds of skillful renderings done by hand. This is an ideal collection for fashion industry professionals, design students, and costume historians.

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An essential fashion industry resource, this new book presents a century of fashion illustrations from dress pattern envelopes ranging from the 1890s to the 1990s, this book references the popular shapes, silhouettes, and fashions through nearly 350 patterns for evening wear, lingerie, sportswear, and more. This detailed presentation illustrates cultural, social, and economic changes influencing women's fashions and the stylized illustrations used to capture the mode and ideal body styles of the day. As more design processes go digital, this book offers hundreds of skilful renderings done by hand. This is an ideal collection for fashion industry professionals, design students, and costume historians. AUTHOR: Alice I. Duff has been collecting dress patterns for over 34 years. Her other interests include cats, historic preservation, antiques, miniatures, and reading. She is a professional office manager in Portland, Oregon. SELLING POINTS: Nearly 350 dress pattern envelopes from 1898 to 1997 Explore the range of shapes and silhouettes in popular fashions through the decades Fashion illustrations of evening wear, lingerie, sportswear, and more ILLUSTRATIONS: 345 colour & b/w images *

Author Biography

Alice I. Duff has been collecting dress patterns for over 34 years. Her other interests include cats, historic preservation, antiques, miniatures, and reading. She is a professional office manager in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

Author
Alice I. Duff
Publisher
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0764336983
ISBN-13
9780764336980
Format
Paperback
Subtitle
Dress Pattern Illustrations, 1898-1997
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
CENTURY OF FASHION
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
345+ color and b/w images
Pages
160
Publication Date
2011-05-11