Описание: Explore the many fascinating nineteenth century traditions associated with death and mourning. The widespread influence of Englands Queen Victoria perpetuated displays of grieving as she, her court, and loyal subjects remained in a state of mourning for over forty years. Over 300 color photographs display jewelry, photography and painted portraits, childrens, mens, and womens clothes; poems, letters of sympathy, armbands, procession badges, hair receivers, announcements, and horse-drawn vehicles that were specifically associated with death customs. Symbolism in written phrases, flowers, and objects is presented and many examples are shown. Over 70 pages of a Victorian hair jewelry catalog are included, showing hundreds of designs that could be ordered as keepsakes, often using your own hair. Todays collectors of friendship and mourning memorabilia can expect to see antique items that not only speak of comfort and solace in times of need but continue to appreciate in value.
Описание: Paintings of upper-class men and women tell an important part of the history of costumes, but surviving garments themselves reveal even more. This book features 18th- and early-19th-century garments from the premiere collection of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. It is illustrated with more than 300 colour photographs.
Описание: Stylish Dress Book features a selection of beautiful clothes that you can wear every day. Using simple shapes and individual details, this book shows you how to craft a stylish collection of garments to your own taste. For anyone who knows the frustration of going to the mall and finding racks of identikit clothes in cheap fabrics, this book offers a fabulous homemade alternative. As every sewist knows, DIY fashion is the best way to be stylish. What makes these Japanese sewing books different from other guides on the market is the simplicity of the projects. The instructions come through a series of simple, step-by-step diagrams, so the sequence of construction is easy to follow. The book also includes four actual-size patterns. Choose from 26 different garments and then set to work to make your own unique outfit.
Описание: Everyday clothes of the everyday American consumer of the early 1980s are shown here. Hundreds of pictures portray clothing from the early days of the Preppie era. Dress-for-success argyles, puffy sleeved sweaters, jacket dresses, and corduroy suits helped build corporate culture. Explore the suggestive lingerie, slinky sleeveless dresses, and tight jeans women wore on the town, while their men showed up for the disco dance looking ready for a safari or a rodeo. Men and women donned sweatsuits to run and play tennis, and inadvertently found a new uniform of comfort. This book is an indispensable resource for fashion historians and an excellent guide for pioneering collectors who want to get a head start on collecting the fashions of the late, great 20th century.
Описание: Enjoy a parade as an era marches by, marking an end of innocence and the dawn of psychedelic style. One in a series of books from Schiffer Publishing documenting fashion trends in America. These books are an invaluable resource for costume designers working to recreate an era, for collectors who want to document vintage clothing, and for fashion designers looking to revive and rework styles. A visual treasure chest, this book has over 400 images, with thousands of items of clothing pictured. Here is a picture encyclopedia of hats and hairstyles, gloves and galoshes. A complete catalog of Americas mainstream clothing, with images of everything from collars to pant cuffs.
Описание: These styles will ring a bell not only with Americas baby-boomers, but also with current fashion trend watchers. Todays interest in retro fashions makes this book as current as it would have been more than thirty years ago, but the quality is much better. Using todays technology, it presents more than 400 color photographs of clothing styles for men, women, and children culled from 1964-67 Sears Catalogs. Images of mohair sweaters, cardigan sets, bloomer playsuits, madras jackets, checked gingham shifts with matching triangle scarves, ruffled rib-tickler tops and capri pants, Bermuda collars, wraparound skirts, maternity wear, and even days-of-the-week panties all combine to give us a look into what the average American was wearing, along with descriptions and original prices. Current prices are listed for some of the items for those interested in collectible vintage clothing from the era.
Описание: One in a series of books from Schiffer Publishing documenting fashion trends in America. These books are an invaluable resource for costume designers working to recreate an era, for collectors trying to document vintage clothing, and for fashion designers looking to revive and rework retro styles. A visual treasure chest, this book has nearly 400 images, with thousands of items of clothing pictured. Here is a picture encyclopedia of hats and hairstyles, gloves and galoshes. A complete catalog of Americas mainstream clothing, with images of everything from collars to pant cuffs.
Описание: Reflecting the trends of wartime, with an emphasis on the ever-changing roles of women in society, this book illustrates the movement towards more masculine styles and patriotic fashions and colors, while still representing the tailored and restrictive styles that had once dominated the ladys closet. Government rationing and limitations on everyday fabrics and textiles resulted in fashionable new creations. This book, drawn from the pages of the Sears-Roebuck catalogs, has over 400 images with thousands of items of clothing pictured. It gives the reader an insightful look at the fashions perspectives of the mid-1940s.
Описание: Meet the book that defined fashion for generations of Americans in the twentieth century-the Sears Catalog. European couture designs were beautiful in fashion magazines but the average person with an average income shopped for clothing in department stores. The Sears Catalog brought household goods and fashionable clothing to everyone, whether they had access to a department store or not. Pictured here is clothing for men, women, and children taken from actual Sears Catalogs from the late 1950s, along with descriptions and original prices. Current values for some items are included as a reference guide for collectors of 1950s vintage clothing. Who can forget slim sheaths and whirly skirts, rolled-up dungarees and pedal pushers, bouffant slips and taffeta prom gowns, fraternity prep jackets and childrens western wear? With more than 400 color photographs, this book offers a nostalgic look into fashionable clothing of an era which defined an entire generation.
Описание: The Sears Catalog series continues with this latest look at the early 1930s fashion trends. Hundreds of photos show the popular dress styles for men, women, and children. Everything from fur, gowns, dresses, and suits; work clothes, shoes, and even the undergarments are covered in this volume! Glorious hats, smart and chic gloves, and other accessories can be found here as well. The slim silhouette was the "look" for women during this time. These styles focused on feminine curves by way of figure-hugging gowns, dresses, skirts, and sweaters. Fur, whether a coat, wrap, or stole, was a must-have for women of this time. Fashion followed what was worn in Hollywood. Sportswear for women was influenced by a more masculine style. Sport suits, leather jackets, and middy slacks became popular. Men wore swanky suits, and new styles were bursting forth in this new era. The double-breasted jacket became popular in the 1930s, and suits were tailored with squared shoulders to give the visual effect of a larger torso. The tennis/sport shoe became popular during this this time, thanks to Hollywoods adopting this fashion. Hats for men and women were worn to stylishly complement their ensembles. Take a look at the fashions of yesteryear that were declared "fashionable" by the actors and actresses in Hollywood and designers in New York.
Описание: Here is an exciting new installment in a series from Schiffer Publishing illustrating fashion trends in America. These books are a fantastic resource for costume designers looking for new ideas to recreate an era, for collectors who want to broaden their search for vintage clothing, and for fashion designers looking to revive retro styles. From hats to handbags, and dresses to dungarees, this book brings to life every necessity of the late 1940s with authentic details from the original Sears catalogs. Displaying the fashions and trends of post-War America. The clothing reflects a social revitalization after years of hardship and strife, with an emphasis on children with the post-War baby boom, the influence of French and European styles, and a return to femininity for women following the Rosie the Riveter era. Juniors skirts flare in anticipation of circle skirts, complete with big motifs. Mens suits are flatteringly tailored to emphasize long torsos and narrow hips, and casual wear stresses a return to the concerns of bowling and hunting. An excellent visual reference, this book offers more than 300 full-color and black and white photographs, and thousands of items of clothing, shoes, and accessories, along with detailed descriptions. A guide to retail values for these items on todays market is included as well.
Описание: The gamut of trends and fashions during the late 1970s are explored in this priceless pictorial review. Pages from the Sears catalogs open for a trip back in time to the disco era, the "me decade," the bundled-up fashions of the oil embargo, and the buckled-down cowboy look of the new macho man. Lace up your earth shoes for a trip to the prairie, take a tour of the peasant cultures of Eastern Europe, go on safari, hit the ski slopes, or go surfing. Join in the fitness craze, and take a look at the new line of clothing for larger women. Polyesters outer limits are explored, from its most garish applications in plaid suits to its transformation into the textured realms of tweed. And blue jeans get their due, too, in a look at the time when designer jeans and the faded look ruled everyday wear. All this, and more, with original prices and current day values for the collector, fashion aficionado, and designer.
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