Width: 233 mm
Length: 291 mm
Thickness: 51 mm
It is a radically new, open and transversal story that presents this ambitious book by addressing not fashion but modes in their extraordinary diversity. Focusing on the historical, economic, sociological and cultural context, this history of fashion from 1330 to the 2000s takes into account uses, lifestyles, materials and know-how. Far from being limited to the formal history of elite costume - from aristocratic courts to high fashion podiums - the authors chose to study also the clothing of the middle and popular classes, men and children, counter-cultures and anti-modes. From the foal to the tennis court, from the medieval chest to the contemporary dressing room, from the brogues to the punks to the giraffe fashion, this sum explores for more than 600 years the life of the clothes, but also the care of the body and the accessories which participate in the construction of appearances. This reference book of 500 pages and 450 illustrations offers a journey punctuated by unusual and fascinating finds.
Under the supervision of Denis Bruna and Chloé Demey