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  • Edith Headby Jay Jorgensen

    Running Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897?1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career. Never before has the account... more...

  • Fifty Dresses that Changed the Worldby Design Museum

    Octopus 2009; Not Available

    Perfect gift for the design aficionado, students or newcomers to the subject. Published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Design Museum. Fantastic value and collectable series. Carries the authority of the Design Museum bringing serious design knowledge to the general reader. Sales of books affiliated with the Design Museum... more...

  • Historical Wig Styling: Victorian to the Presentby Allison Lowery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Let Historical Wig Styling be your guide to creating beautiful, historically accurate hairstyles for your productions and events. Chapters begin with artwork of historic figures that influenced the look of each period. Detailed step-by-step instructions explain how to create their iconic hairstyles, illustrated by photographs showing the finished... more...

  • Wig Making and Stylingby Martha Ruskai; Allison Lowery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Top off that costume with the perfect accoutrement with this first real guide to creating and styling costume wigs. No longer will you need to comb through old references on hairstyles of different time periods, Wig Making and Styling contains everything you need to be a cut above, offering snippets on styling tools, hair types, wig making and measuring,... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of Jane Austenby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today. Sarah Jane... more...

  • The Complete Costume Dictionaryby Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 119.99

    Significantly greater in scope than anything currently available?online or in print?this comprehensive resource includes more than 20,000 fashion and costume terms as well as more than 300 illustrations. more...

  • A Handbook of Costume Drawingby Georgia Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Perfect for students of costume design and history, A Handbook of Costume Drawing illustrates and describes the dominant male and female costume silhouettes for major historical periods ranging from Egyptian dynasties through the 1960s. Important details, including head and footwear, hair styles, fashion accessories, shoulders, waist, hem, and neckline... more...

  • Sheer Presenceby Marni Reva Kessler

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    In Sheer Presence, Marni Reva Kessler demonstrates how the ubiquitous veil and its visual representations knot together many of the precepts of Parisian life. Positioning the veil directly at the intersection of feminist, formalist, and social art history, Kessler offers a fresh perspective on period discourses of public health, seduction and sexuality,... more...

  • The Dressed Societyby Peter Corrigan

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 55.00

    This exhaustive book demonstrates how dress shapes and is shaped by social processes and phenomena such as beauty, time, the body, the gift exchange, class, gender, and religion. It does this through an analysis of topics like the Islamic clothing controversy in state schools, the multitude of identities associated with dress, the Dress Reform movement,... more...

  • 100 Unforgettable Dressesby Hal Rubenstein

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 27.99

    100 Unforgettable Dresses is filled with the stories, secrets, intrigue, and insights behind the most indelible dresses in our collective memories. Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this book celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry, and outrageous creations... more...