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Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from "La Mode Illustrée" (Dover Fashion and Costumes) Paperback – July 15, 1997
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The book covers the years 1860-1914 and gives equal (or slightly superior) coverage to the Edwardian and pre-WWI years. The illustrations are large and detailed, allowing for very good views of the trimmings of the garments, and the smaller rear views of many garments are invaluable to the recreationist. Also included are period captions describing the intended uses of the garments (tea or opera, for young girls or women "of a certain age"); these are both interesting and very helpful for the self-educated costumer. The selection of dresses, coiffures, hats, parasols, coats, lingerie, nightdresses, and children's clothing is well chosen and the garments are lovely.
My only complaint is that a few years are either entirely skipped, or skimmed over: 1866, 1872, 1875, 1878, 1883, 1893, 1899, and 1911. However, the existing material is excellent and very useful--I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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I thought the drawings were great for a study group. All drawings. No photos.Published 7 months ago by B R G
If you are looking for a comprehensive book about victorian fashion, this is it! look no further. My one and only complain is that I would have loved to get fashion examples from... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Aurea F.
Only wish it was in color. Provides clear and concise description of what was worn and how fashion blossomed. Great layout with a lot sketches.Published on October 20, 2013 by lmonte
This is a tremendously interesting book. The selection of fashion plates is excellent and the decades spanned are very well covered in terms of the clothing and various details... Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Andrew B. Marlay
I have used this book as a resource to help in creating historically accurate Victorian ball gowns. I am not Cinderella, but I do get to go to the ball once in a while, and I want... Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Dale L Coppock