of Western Fashion from Ancient Times to the Present Day" by John
Peacock.... The author has the perfect name to have written a book on
fashion, don't you think?... It has (haven't counted them) more than
1000 illustrations... in color... not pictures but drawings... there is
a short description of each figure/drawing detailing important design
elements. The drawings are clear enough to use as reference for
construction. It also has some fashions not normally shown such as
waitress from 1923, 1899 English shop assistant beside American shop
assistant, ...goes up to 1980.... pricey but worth it if you adore
fashion history and dress dolls...
Sammy (I'm a girl) Smith
In answer to
Priska's request for potentially useful sites
I offer the following. Better get a glass of ice tea first,
some of them will make you want to stay for hours!
Scroll down to "Costumes of all Nations"-
Priska will love it! For fun read
"Points of Etiquette" and imagine doing
Many good illustrations
19th century theatrical costumes
Victorian accessories of every kind.
Marcie and Jim,
I just found the best site for fashions starting in
1600 to now. There is literally hundreds of painting,
fashion plates, photos and drawings. here is the
this Site showing shoe designs for the last hundred years.
Very nice illustrations that I'm sure someone
more talented than I can use.