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Author Calahan, April, author.

Title Fashion plates : 150 years of style / April Calahan ; edited by Karen Trivette Cannell ; with a foreword by Anna Sui.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  769.94 CAL    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 425 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-423).
Summary "Prior to the invention of photography, European and American magazines used colorful prints to depict the latest fashion trends. These illustrations, known as "fashion plates," conveyed the cutting-edge styles embraced by the fashion-conscious elite and proved inspirational to the upwardly mobile. Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style is a comprehensive survey containing 200 fashion plates, many reproduced at actual size, from publications dating from 1778 to the early 20th century. A number of these charming illustrations are extremely rare, and have not appeared in print since their publication in the periodicals in which they first ran. Organized chronologically and featuring both men's and women's garments, these lively and colorful vignettes not only are beautiful, but also clearly illustrate the evolution of fashion over time. Many of the plates were produced by important artists of the day, including Léon Bakst, George Barbier, and Georges Lepape. With texts by April Calahan on the social, political, and economic significance of fashion and its industries, and a foreword by award-winning fashion designer Anna Sui, this exquisite slipcased publication fills an important gap in the literature on the history of fashion and provides an entertaining historical overview for the general reader"--Publisher's description.
"The images featured in Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style are part of an extensive collection of such plates held by Special Collections & College Archives, a unit of the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York"--Preface.
Contents Foreword / Anna Sui -- Preface / Karen Trivette Cannell -- Introduction / April Calahan -- Fashion plates / April Calahan.
Subject Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.). Gladys Marcus Library -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Fashion prints.
Fashion drawing.
Fashion -- History -- Pictorial works.
Fashion -- History -- Periodicals -- Sources.
Illustrated books.
Fashion. (OCoLC)fst00921600
Fashion prints. (OCoLC)fst01909548
ART / Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions / Permanent Collections.
DESIGN / Fashion & Accessories.
DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Illustration.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Cannell, Karen Trivette, editor.
Sui, Anna, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780300212266 (hardcover)
0300212267 (hardcover)
9780300197709 (paperback)
0300197705 (paperback)
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