Costume and fashion : a concise history / James Laver ; updates by Amy de la Haye and Andrew Tucker.
Upplaga: Sixth edition / updates by Amy de la Haye and Andrew Tucker.
Omfång: 318 s. : ill. ; 21 cm
From the invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, from Neolithic weavers to the biggest names in the fashion industry today, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, the underlying motives of fashion and the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to attract or to influence others. This sixth edition features a new foreword and concluding chapter by Amy de la Haye that brings the story of fashion right up to date, discussing major political shifts within the fashion industry in the twenty-first century that have led to a new focus on tackling racism and sexism; LGBTQIA+ rights; mental health awareness; body and age diversity and global sustainability.