From prehistoric garments to modern high-fashion designs, this unique survey traces the history of furs and fur accessories. R. Turner Wilcox, a former fashion editor for Women's Wear Daily, begins with practical uses of reindeer hides and bearskins for warmth during the Stone Age. Advancing t... read more
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The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates by R. Turner Wilcox Take a stroll through history with this illustrated compendium covering centuries of footwear. Black-and-white images detail everything from Tutankhamen's burial sandals, to Chinese silk wedges used for binding feet, to American saddle oxfords.
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59 Authentic Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns by Kristina Harris Over 575 illustrations detail 59 different garments that first appeared in the 1880s in issues of the quarterly The Voice of Fashion. Most of the patterns are for women, but there is a selection for men, boys, and girls.
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From prehistoric garments to modern high-fashion designs, this unique survey traces the history of furs and fur accessories. R. Turner Wilcox, a former fashion editor for Women's Wear Daily, begins with practical uses of reindeer hides and bearskins for warmth during the Stone Age. Advancing to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome, she defines fur's role as a status symbol during the Renaissance and its eventual adoption by wearers outside the aristocracy. The 680 drawings that illustrate this volume depict furs of all times and places: panther skins of Egyptian high priests, ermine mantles of French queens, sealskin trousers of Alaskan Eskimos, and raccoon coats of American college students. Chronological entries include introductions for each era, and a helpful glossary of furs features images of their animal sources. Professional designers and costumers as well as amateurs with an interest in furs will find this volume a valuable reference.
Reprint of the Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1951 edition.
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