I bought this book at B&N today (for only $19.98). Oh, my gawwwd! What beautiful photos throughout the whole book. I am still drooling as I am typing…!
Very nice piccies of corsets too, but of course the majority is fashion in general. For anyone, who is interested in fashion history, pre-dating the 20th century, this is a great book to own. And inexpensive, if you can get it from the bargain shelf at B&N! Even for $25-35, I find this a great buy, because it has 670 pages with only a few index pages included. The majority is color photos…mostly full page.
If you like to look at the incredibly gorgeous fabrics that were used for clothing during the 18th - 20th century, and also love to pay attention to all the hand-sewn details of that time (before the sewing machine finally made its premiere), this is THE book for you.
I will have to scan quite a few pages over the next few weeks and post them here or in my other blog. Tomorrow, I will leave town for an overnight, but can’t wait to be back and go through this book again.