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Is fashion your passion? Unlock the language of clothes with this ultimate fashion show that traces people''s dress over the past 3000 years.

Fashion is a visual feast, packed with stunning illustrations of 1,500 costumes from around the globe. It celebrates famous trendsetters, designers, and fashion icons from Queen Henrietta Maria to Jackie Onassis and Jean Paul Gautier.

Fashion endlessly reinvents itself, reflecting society''s trends and innovations. Discover why different looks caught on, from the elaborate ruffs, wigs, and farthingales of the 17th century, to Dior''s "new look" in 1947 and shoulder pads in the 1980s. Find out why for centuries people''s dress was regulated by governments'' "sumptuary rules" and how the invention of new textiles from velvet to lycra influenced clothing design.

Whether you''re part of the fashion industry, a student, or you just love clothes, Fashion is both a glorious visual treat and a treasured history.

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DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK''s aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot''s Guides series.

https://www.dk.com/

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Vicki Embrey
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What a surprise this turned out to be!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2021
I''m a historic costumer and I thought this book looked interesting so I took a chance. OMG was I every surprised! It is a timeline of costume going from ancient times up through modern times. The pictures are of extant garments, portraits, fashion plates, photographs... See more
I''m a historic costumer and I thought this book looked interesting so I took a chance. OMG was I every surprised! It is a timeline of costume going from ancient times up through modern times. The pictures are of extant garments, portraits, fashion plates, photographs etc--basically period images. It goes into some detail in each era about some fashion trend or another. I''m still going through it. It''s a wonderful book and was totally an unexpected treasure! I can''t recommend this highly enough if you like fashion history.
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Nakaya
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Making a statement
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
This is one of those books that you''d keep on a coffee table... if only a college student like myself had one of those. I originally bought this book for class and instead of buying the ebook I wanted a hardcover for the aesthetic. Big heavy book. If you are interested in... See more
This is one of those books that you''d keep on a coffee table... if only a college student like myself had one of those. I originally bought this book for class and instead of buying the ebook I wanted a hardcover for the aesthetic. Big heavy book. If you are interested in fashion from different time periods I''d say it''s worth taking a look. I won''t say I learned anything new from reading through it but I still liked it.
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Jessica Del Toro
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THE MOST AMAZING AND EDUCATIONAL FASHION BOOK!
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020
Such an amazing buy!! It’s so much better than I thought it was gonna be. So educational about the history of fashion! Definitely recommend! Plus it makes a cool decorative piece!
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Moni
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Amazing to say the Least!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020
Absolutely awesome! Perfect for anyone going into costume/fashion design! It has pages and pages of pictures and information on historical fashion from all cultures and time periods.
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Jewel
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Must BUY!
Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2019
Love this book.

Gorgeous photos, great information and cannot wait to dive into it!
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friend
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A fashion-conscious friend loved it
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020
My friend stated that she and her teenage kids really enjoyed looking through it.
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Hailey Dopke
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Fantastic and amazing price
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2020
This book is AMAZING. So much history and the pictures are beautiful. If you like history and fashion, buy this book! Incredible price for how much book you get.
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Amna T
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Amazing!
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2019
Absolutely love it! I only buy books that intrigue me and that I’d love to have in my collection! Great buy :)
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Ashley
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Fashion
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2021
Very interesting. First time I ever read anything about fashion and I enjoyed it a lot. I found it very compelling to flick through and see the illustrations. I especially enjoyed learning about historical clothing.
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haggis
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Gifted to my daughter
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 8, 2020
My daughter was delighted with this Xmas gift.
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Agnieszka
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Intersting book. Bad packaging Amazon!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 20, 2021
The book is extremely interesting, though I will consider buying books directly, not via amazon. The condition of the NEW book is far from perfect.....
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Virginia Schoolkate
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Nearly the exact same as the first edition
Reviewed in Canada on September 24, 2021
The first edition of this book is phenomenal so I have to say the same for this one as it is pretty much exactly the same. If like me you are expecting some different pictures or layouts or write ups, not at all. Each page is absolutely identical (I checked them all) They...See more
The first edition of this book is phenomenal so I have to say the same for this one as it is pretty much exactly the same. If like me you are expecting some different pictures or layouts or write ups, not at all. Each page is absolutely identical (I checked them all) They did add in about ten pages at the back of the book in the modern section and the cover of the book is definitely different, so I guess that’s why this is a new edition. But the rest is literally the absolutely exact same book page for page as the first. I hope this helps someone. As for the book itself, it is gorgeous just like the first, absolutely stunning photos, an all around gorgeous book albeit identical to my other absolutely gorgeous book. The price was very reasonable however, so I might keep it anyway as it does look pretty on the shelf beside the other one.
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Hammy
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A wonderfully focused resource!
Reviewed in Canada on February 17, 2020
I recently bought three different book for fashion research. This book has a huge selection of labeled illustrations from through out history to modern times. The book features labeled lavish photographs of reconstructions and even artifacts and beautiful illustrations. The...See more
I recently bought three different book for fashion research. This book has a huge selection of labeled illustrations from through out history to modern times. The book features labeled lavish photographs of reconstructions and even artifacts and beautiful illustrations. The book explains the different pieces of costume. The book has small sections on antiquity and medieval ages, large sections on renaissance to the modern times. The book provides a best in class examination of renaissance to modern times of western costume and fashion. If these are your interests; buy it now!
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