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Fabulous Frocks

(2008)
A non fiction book by

 
 
This book contains everything you need to know about modern history of dress design, from the corset-free styles of 1920s flappers to the conceptual constructions of modern artists.

Since Coco Chanel invented the little black dress in 1926 it has become a staple for a woman's wardrobe. Even considering the many decades it's been since women discovered trousers and separates, women dream of wearing glorious, glamorous gowns, whether it's on the Hollywood red carpet, or perhaps on her wedding day...

No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style - hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh; outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell - and our fascination with 'the frock' has not gone away.

From Gres' draping to Dior's New Look, from Mary Quant's mini to Hussein Chalayan's mechanical marvels and Kate Middleton's wedding dress, this book looks at the dress in a century of fashion. Thematic chapters set out the inspirations and implications for each new change in style alongside stunning photography. A celebration of the dress in all its forms, Fabulous Frocks is sure to fire any fashionista's imagination.

'A glorious celebration of a hundred years of the dress' - Daily Mail

The chapters include:
Changes 1908 - 1958
Changes 1958 onwards
Must Have
Classical
Fantasy
Seduction
Feminine
Art



Used availability for Sarah Gristwood's Fabulous Frocks

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fabulous Frocks: A celebration of dress design
Author(s): Jane Eastoe, Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 1-911624-79-2 / 978-1-911624-79-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fabulous Frocks
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood, Jane Eastoe
ISBN: 1-909108-26-X / 978-1-909108-26-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion Books
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April 2009 : Hardback
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Title: [(Fabulous Frocks )] [Author: Sarah Gristwood] [Apr-2009]
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
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September 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fabulous Frocks
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood, Jane Eastoe
ISBN: 1-86205-798-2 / 978-1-86205-798-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pavilion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fabulous Frocks: A celebration of dress design
Author(s): Jane Eastoe, Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: Pavilion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU