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20th-century fashion reading list

Amies, Hardy. The Englishman's Suit: A Personal View, (London, 1994)

Arnold, Janet. A Handbook Of Costume, (London, 1973)

Beaton, Cecil. The Glass of Fashion, (London, 1954)

Beaton, Cecil. Fashion: an Anthology, (London, 1971)

Bolton, Andrew & Koda, Harold. Anglomania: Tradition and Trangression in British Fashion, (New York, 2007)

Breward, Christopher. Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis, (Oxford, 2004)

Breward, Christopher, Conekin, Becky & Cox, Caroline. The Englishness of English Dress, (Oxford, 2002)

Breward, Christopher, Gilbert, David, & Lister, Jenny. (eds) Swinging Sixties: Fashion in London and Beyond 1955-1970, (London, 2006)

Buckley, Cheryl & Fawcett, Hilary. Fashioning the Feminine: Representation and Women's Fashion From the Fin De Siecle to the Present, (London, 2002)

Byrde, Penelope. A Visual History Of Costume: The Twentieth Century, (London, 1986)

Cicolini, Alice. The New English Dandy, (London, 2005)

De la Haye, Amy. (ed) The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997, (London, 1997)

De La Haye, Amy., Taylor, Lou & Thompson, E. A Family of Fashion: The Messels: Six Generations of Dress, (London, 2005)

De Marly, Diana. The History of Couture 1850-1950, (London, 1980)

Evans, Caroline, Breward, Christopher, et al. The London Look: Fashion From Street to Catwalk, (London, 2004)

Ewing, Elizabeth. History of Twentieth Century Fashion, (London, 1974)

Ewing. Elizabeth. Fur In Dress, (London, 1981)

Fogg, Marnie. Boutique: A 60s Cultural Phenomenon, (London, 2003)

Gieve, D.W. Gieves & Hawkes: No 1 Savile Row, London, 1785-1985, (Wiltshire, 1985)

Howarth, Stephen. Henry Poole: Founders Of Savile Row: The Making of a Legend, (Honiton, 2003)

Laver, James & de la Haye, Amy. Costume and Fashion: a Concise History, (London, 1995)

Lazarides, Steve & Cunningham, Jake. Seen: Black Style, UK, (London, 2001)

Mansfield, Alan & Cunnington, Phillis. Handbook of English Costume in the 20th Century 1900-1950, (London, 1973)

McDermott, Catherine. Made in Britain: Tradition and Style in Contemporary British Fashion, (London, 2002)

McDowell, Colin. Fashion Today, (London, 2003)

McRobbie, Angela. British Fashion Design, (London, 1998)

Mendes, Valerie & de la Haye, Amy. 20th Century Fashion, (London, 1999)

Mendes, Valerie. Black in Fashion, (London, 1999)

Milbank, Caroline Rennolds. Couture: the Great Designers, (London, 1985)

Mulvagh, Jan. History of 20th Century Fashion, (London, 1988)

New & Lingwood, New & Lingwood, (London, ca. 1990)

O'Neill, Alistair. London: After a Fashion, (London, 2007)

Reynolds, Helen. Couture or Trade: An Early Pictorial Record of the London College of Fashion, (Sussex, 1997)

Rothstein, Natalie (ed) Four Hundred Years of Fashion, (London, 1984, revised 1992)

Tucker, Andrew. The London Fashion Book, (London, 1998)

Squire. Geoffrey. Dress and Society 1560-1970, (London, 1974)

Steele, Valerie, Women of Fashion: Twentieth Century Designers, (New York, 1991)

Wainwright, David. The British Tradition: Simpson, a World of Style, (London, 1996)

Walker, Richard. The Savile Row Story: An Illustrated History, (London, 1988)

Wilcox, Claire & Mendes, Valerie. Modern Fashion In Detail, (London, 1991)

Wilson, Elizabeth & Taylor, Lou. Through The Looking Glass, (London, 1989)

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Traditional Jewellery: In Nineteenth-Century Europe (Hardback)

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Event - Gallery Talk: 20th Century Design Movements

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GALLERY TALK: A whistle stop tour of some of the most prominent design movements of the 20th Century showcased in the collection.

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