The Chronology of Fashion traces the history of fashion from the late 18th century up to the present. Following a strict chronology, it pinpoints the times when a distinctive style of suit or dress, hat or handbag, cut or style of hair or fabric, or indeed an entire look attained its peak of popularity and influence. Highly illustrated with full figure images, silhouettes and swatches of materials, the book also looks at key designers, how fashion has played a crucial role in art and film, and the trends that identified and defined various periods. This book should be a must for anyone interested in fashion and its development.
[Stevenson] perceptively charts the influences and evolution of styles over a period of time … Complimenting Stevenson's refreshing textual approach which brings a real clarity to the multi-layered development of styles, innovatively the book magnifies key details on specific pictures, and utilises fabric swatches and silhouettes, all of which combine to make this highly informed and readable book also a highly useable resource.