Synopsis : Understanding Fashion History written by Valerie Cumming, published by Costume & Fashion Press which was released on 07 May 2021. Download Understanding Fashion History Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.
This book looks at the evolution of fashion history, the changes that have taken place in how and why it is studied and makes a strong case for the significance of public collections, many of which are now at risk. It is not a traditional history of fashion but a book intended to make the reader think about how the subject has been and is being written about, the collections which are still, in many instances, under-used, and the ways in which knowledge of the subject can be applied to traditional and new methods of study - dress in art, uniformity and disguise, and the theatrical links.