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Stitches in time : the story of the clothes we wear / Lucy Adlington.
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Author: Adlington, L. J. (Lucy J.), 1970-
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Random House Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781847947277 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: 2015.
Opening this lavishly illustrated book is like stepping in to a dressing room and riffling through drawers and cupboards to pull out the items within. The reader then discovers what these pieces of clothing reveal about aesthetics, sex, gender, class and lifestyle through the ages. This a stylish tour of the most important developments and the most interesting oddments in the history of fashion, from ancient times to the present day, and is crammed with fascinating and eminently quotable facts.
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ix, 454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm

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