Fashion in Detail: 19th Century
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This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the V&A’s superlative 19th-century fashion collection. With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, it gives the reader a unique opportunity to examine historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and clothing.
Author/Artist/DesignerLucy Johnston and Claire Wilcox
20.83cm x 2.29cm x 29.21cm
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About the authors
L.Johnston, M.Kite and H.Persson
Lucy Johnston is an expert in historical dress and a former curator in the Department of Fashion, Textiles, and Furniture at the V&A. She is now a freelance curator and museum consultant. Her publications include Fashion in Detail: 1800-1900. Marion Kite is Emeritus Textile Conservator at the V&A, where she was formerly Head of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Conservation. Helen Persson, formerly a curator in the Asian Department of the V&A, is Senior Curator at the Swedish History Museum.