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The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815
by Katell Le Bourhis (ed.) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art , 1990
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...
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The Evolution Of FashionThe Evolution Of Fashion
by Florence Mary Gardiner - The Cotton press , 1897
This is not a technical treatise on a subject which is practically inexhaustible. It brings before the general public in a popular manner circumstances which have influenced in a marked degree the wearing apparel of the British Nation.
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Costume Design and IllustrationCostume Design and Illustration
by Ethel Traphagen - John Wiley & sons , 1918
The designer and the illustrator should both have a knowledge of the beautiful lines of the human form. 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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English CostumeEnglish Costume
by Dion Clayton Calthrop - Adam & Charles Black , 1907
The world is a complicated picture of people dressing and undressing. The history of the world is composed of the chat of a little band of tailors seated cross-legged on their boards; they gossip across the centuries, feeling very busy and important.
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Woman as DecorationWoman as Decoration
by Emily Burbank - Dodd, Mead and Co. , 1917
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.
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The History of Fashion in FranceThe History of Fashion in France
by Augustin Challamel - Scribner and Welford , 1882
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.
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