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New Book Covers Impact of Fashion on History

DK Publishing

Art, history, fashion and culture all rolled up into one book? Put that on my Christmas list because that sounds like an absolutely fantastic read. With a far-reaching title like Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style, my expectations are extremely high and I can only hope the book delivers. Apparently, though, the book mostly only covers western fashion, which is a bit of a disappointment, but it still sounds like a great read for anyone into culture or history. 

 

It’s always fun to find a book that is one-stop holiday shopping for both newcomer and expert, especially when the book is full of history and photographs.

Susan Brown, a consultant with the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, edited the coffee-table book “Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style.” For anyone with a casual interest in clothing, a browse through its 480 pages will give a lesson how fashion affected human history.

For experts, it can be used as a reference book. For example, do you remember who Biba was? “Less a label, more a way of life, the influential Biba brand of the 1960s and ‘70s blazed a trail for young, hip fashion and the affordable boutique.” Read More

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