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About the Author

Cally Blackman is a writer and lecturer with degrees in Fashion Design and History of Art, and an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. She teaches at various institutions, including Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design. Her previous publications include 100 Years of Menswear, 100 Years of Fashion Illustration, Costume: From 1500 to the Present Day and The 20s and 30s: Flappers and Vamps.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing (May 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856697983
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856697989
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By dianne k rivette on February 16, 2013
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Not about Audrey, in case you thought it centered around her style. The first half is very good up until 1960;s then the fashion references seem to be more the bizarre, funky influences, not what the fashion houses put out that was actually worn by the culture. But from the 1900 to about 1964 it presents a very good visual history on the changing female apparel.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mich on September 24, 2012
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Love this book. I saw it in the store and then found it cheaper via Amazon of course. Anyhow, this is a fairly sizable book, meaning it's got quite a few pages. It is also wonderfully illustrated with tons of examples of how fashion has changed over the years. This is a wonderful read for anyone who follows fashion as it gives you a great sense of how we got to where we are in today's more modern trends. The text is even entertaining for me, which says a lot for myself ;-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alex Gao on January 8, 2013
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I stumble upon this book at a airport, great reference book for all artist, great photos with detailed description. Do note that this book is female fasion only, there is a male version which i am still waiting on.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ? on May 6, 2013
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beautiful illustrations -it made me wish that it was still a time when one could dress up without appearing slightly mad. i used to like my hats and gloves and suits and evening gowns!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia L Webb on January 1, 2013
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I gave this book to my daughter for Christmas - a fashion couscous teenager - who loved the style and history angle of the book. Lots of fabulous photos and historical perspective on fashion to interest anyone who follows trends.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa on January 30, 2013
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This is the complete fashion historical guide for the 20th century. I enjoy reading about the history of fashion during the century and how it has changed over the decades.
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By L. M. Van Delden on February 10, 2014
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Really a book for women that are into fashion and would love to know more about it. A friend gave a hint to buy this book and I have to say that the wife loved it, being a true dedicated fashionista. Detailled stories and pictures and a nice overview of designers. Missed some designers, but I guess a cut had to be made with so many famous ones.
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Everything plus more! This book was interesting and had the information that I was wanting to learn about. Thank you for the quickness and neatness of the book. Will be back.
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