18th-Century Fashion in Detail

Thames & Hudson. Jun. 2018. 224p. illus. notes. bibliog. ISBN 9780500292631. $40. DEC ARTS
First published in 1998, this revised and expanded volume, part of the "Fashion in Detail" series by North (Victoria & Albert [V&A] Museum curator of fashion, 1500–1800), features items from the V&A collection. Close-up and detailed photographs highlight exquisite embroidery, lace, pleats, stitching, and hand-painted fabrics alongside line drawings of the complete garment.
VERDICT Recommended for clothing designers and anyone interested in 18th-century attire.

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