18th-Century Fashion in Detail (Victoria and Albert Museum)


A rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labour-intensive details seen in 18th-century clothing


ISBN: 9780500292631 Category:

Susan North


This beautifully illustrated book reveals the sharp pleats, high collars, gleaming pastes, colourful beads, elaborate buttons and intricate lacework that make up some of the garments in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s extensive fashion collection. With an expertly written text by one of the museum’s fashion curators and exquisite colour photography of garment details, complemented by line drawings and photographs, the reader has the unique opportunity to examine up close historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and costume.

This new edition features an updated design, fresh content and new research, and an introduction that focuses on the makers and processes involved in producing 18th-century fashion.

Additional information

Weight 1136 g
Dimensions 20.8 x 28.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2018
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 20.8 x 28.9 cm
Weight 1136 g


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