Who Knew Fashion Was So Important?
By DK Publishing
DK Publishing, $50.00, 480 pages
Every culture, every era cultivates a pride in their attire and a level of class and order to which we have and do dress. Much can be learned from an in-depth look at fashion and Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is the new bible for that undertaking. There is a morbid curiosity as you walk through the pages and inhale the history and thinking of cultures, people, leadership and aristocracy brought to the nations over time. Each chapter is a detailed and fascinating look at different eras beginning pre-600 CE and ending with 1980’s to today. Masterfully included is the common dress of each time, costumes, formals for the parties of each demographic and era, common and formal accessories, and military wear illustrated in some form of picture and captioned for greater detail. The truly enticing draw of this gorgeous tome is the various forms to illustrate the depictions of assorted fashions; drawings, authentic pictures, mannequined displays, recreated camera shots and artwork.
Whether you are a fashionista or a walking fashion faux pas, you will thoroughly enjoy this chronological look at fashion and history!
Reviewed by M. Chris Johnson