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Historic English Costumes and How to Make Them

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9780486469850
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Overview

As an early-20th-century English artist with an interest in historical subjects, Talbot Hughes began collecting clothing for accuracy in his paintings — and the pursuit grew into a labor of love. His magnificent costume collection was eventually displayed in Harrod's and has become a permanent part of the collection of the venerable Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In this well-researched guide, Hughes traces the evolution of English fashions from the grass-cloth wraps of prehistoric times to the luxurious gowns of the Victorian era. 
Arranged chronologically and by British reigns, this splendid compilation includes over 300 illustrations of period fashions for men and women and 94 photos of historic garments. Pictured are tunics and tights from the thirteenth century, Elizabethan gowns with starched ruff collars, Charles I cavaliers with lace-collared jackets and breeches, a five-century array of boots and shoes, an assortment of elaborate wigs, embroidered waistcoats, quilted petticoats, plumed headdresses, and other dashing designs of the past. More than a history of British style, it's also a dressmaker's delight, with scaled-down patterns for 67 authentic costumes — and a perfect reference for fashion designers, stylists, and historians. 

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Talbot Hughes, Kristina Seleshanko
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    432
    Publisher:
    Dover Publications (March 26, 2009)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780486469850
    ISBN-10:
    0486469859
    Weight:
    16oz
    Dimensions:
    5.38" x 8"
    Case Pack:
    20
    Series:
    Dover Fashion and Costumes
    File:
    Dover-Dover_10012017_complete_onix21-20171002.xml
    Folder:
    Dover
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    $12.54
    List Price:
    $16.95
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