“Superb . . . makes many revealing connections among style and up to date portray types, theatricalism, ethnographic layout, and sportswear.”―Bloomsbury Review

From the flip-of-the-century S-bend silhouette to the “inexperienced style” and superstar couture of the brand new millennium, this complete survey explores the entire important traits in style in a length that has observed a rising preoccupation with private look and garments. It makes a speciality of key actions and inventions in taste for each women and men, and explores those in the course of the paintings of probably the most unique and influential designers. Chapters are arranged round the most important shifts in taste and top global occasions, and fun advances in style are positioned inside their socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts.

World in scope, this new variation contains updates on a very powerful new designers and the reinvention of manufacturers. The reference phase contains an in depth bibliography. 78 colour, 222 b&w illustrations