|a"Prior to the invention of photography, European and American magazines used colorful prints to depict the latest fashion trends. These illustrations, known as 'fashion plates,' conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational to the upwardly mobile. Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style is a comprehensive survey containing 200 fashion plates, many reproduced at actual size, from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century. A number of these charming illustrations are extremely rare, and have not appeared in print since their publication in the periodicals in which they first ran. Organized chronologically and featuring both men's and women's garments, these lively and colorful vignettes not only are beautiful, but also clearly illustrate the evolution of fashion over time"--Publisher's description.
|aFashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.).|bGladys Marcus Library|xArt collections|vCatalogs.
內容簡介top Fashion Plates 簡介 Fashion designers will delight to see the evolution of silhouettes and the myriad of inspirational details, which reveal themselves with the turn of each page. rom the foreword by Anna Sui