Introduction * List of Designers * 1. Seams * 2. Gathers, Tucks and Pleats * 3. Collars, Cuffs and Pockets * 4. Fastenings * 5. Bows * 6. Beads and Sequins * 7. Applied Decoration
A unique insight into high-end 20th-century fashion explored through sumptuous detail photography of some of the most luxurious garments in the V&A's collections, alongside precise line drawings and an authoritative text.
Claire Wilcox is Senior Curator, Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the V&A and Professor in Fashion Curation, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Valerie D. Mendes, formerly Head of Fashion and Textiles at the V&A, is a freelance fashion and textiles historian.