Most useful. . . Recommended. -- Times Education Supplement
Serious and beautifully illustrated. -- Observer
A definitive work. . . Highly recommended. -- Library Journal
Rewarding to anyone interested in the history of women as people. -- Christian Science Monitor
The method is impeccable, the presentation flawless and the information fascinating. The scaled cutting diagrams are readily useable. -- Educational Theatre Journal
For more than 30 years Norah Waugh lectured and taught practical work in the Theatre Department of the Central School of Art and Design, London . . . Words cannot describe the completeness of this text. 75 cutting diagrams, 54 tailors' patterns and 71 plates of illustrations are so well aligned and explained that accuracy of both historical choice and technical construction can readily be achieved . . . A necessity for costume departments, its inclusion of delightful comments by `contemporary sources' makes the book pleasant reading for anyone. -- Choice: Books for College Libraries
When did long and slender replace static curves? Why didn't France ever adopt the mantua, which was all the rage in Spain? What impact did `ready-made' have on fashion? What did the growing independence of women in the late 1800s and beyond have on women's, and men's dress?. -- News Advocate
About the Author
Norah Waugh lectured and supervised practical work on historical costume in the Theatre Department of the Central School of Art and Design in London. In the late 1930s she was in charge of costume at the London Theatre Studio run by Michel Saint-Denis.
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