The History of Modern Fashion
|Author:||Daniel James Cole|
This lavishly illustrated book looks at the history of fashion from 1850 to 2010. Taking a decade-by-decade approach, Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl explore the history of fashion as a lively and dynamic manifestation of twentieth-century culture. Covering chronological changes in womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, the book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology and the growing globalization of style. Illustrated with photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by 'real people', providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.
Daniel James Cole teaches the History of Fashion at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He is also a freelance costume designer with stage, television, and film credits. Nancy Deihl is the Director of the MA program in Costume Studies at New York University.