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18th-Century Fashion in Detail


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1. Pleats, Gathers and Looped Drapery * 2. Collars, Cuffs and Pockets * 3. Stitching and Quilting * 4. Lace and Whitework * 5. Embroidery * 6. Pastes, Foils and Beads * 7. Chintz and Painting * 8. Pinking and Punching * 9. Fringes, Ribbons, Tassels and Buttons * 10. Fur, Feathers and Straw

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

About the Author

Susan North is Curator of Fashion, 1550-1800, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She co-curated 'Style and Splendour: Queen Maud of Norway's Wardrobe' in 2005 and has published several books for the V&A.


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'An inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and costume' - New Design
'Intricate and elaborate ... the perfect coffee table book for those interested in the history of fashion' - SEW

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