Costume Design and Illustration
by Ethel Traphagen
Publisher: John Wiley & sons 1918
Number of pages: 230
The designer and the illustrator should both have a knowledge and a keen appreciation of the beautiful lines of the human form, to know what lines are important to emphasize and what to conceal in a figure which may not be perfect. Drawing from the nude is of great advantage to the student, and no serious costume illustrator should be without this valuable training.
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by Katell Le Bourhis (ed.) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The book goes into detail on the fashions of this period and deals with other related subjects such as Napoleons efforts to revitalize the silk and lace industries of France to be used in his court and the costumes of his armies...
by Augustin Challamel - Scribner and Welford
The history of female fashion in France: the dress of women from the Gallo-Roman period to the present time. The book covers the Merovingian period, the Carlovingian period, the influence of the crusades, reigns of John and of Charles V, etc.
by Emily Burbank - Dodd, Mead and Co.
This illustrated book is a brief guide for the woman who would understand her own type, make the most of it, and know how simple a matter it is to be decorative if she will but master the few rules underlying all successful dressing.
by Richard Martin, Harold Koda - Metropolitan Museum of Art
This is a portrait album of a sampling of Christian Dior's masterpieces shown in the 1996 New York Metropolitain Museum of Art's retrospective. Among the illustrations are extravagant evening wear, chic accessories, and details of Dior tailoring.