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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.
The only drawback to this book is that it gives you so many ideas, it is hard to decide what to sew next. I would recommend this book to all re-enactors of this historic time frame.
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Stunning photos of fashion plates...I love it for a reference guide for clothing & colors usedPublished 2 months ago by c o l
I thought the drawings were great for a study group. All drawings. No photos.Published 14 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 22 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