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Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 (Dover… (1974)

by Stella Blum

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Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898
by Stella Blum (Editor)

Be careful with this book if you want to see what was British Victorian fashion of the period. This is American fashion of the era. There were considerable differences in materials and trims used.

A good solid book for research and costume designers.
Excellent drawings.

Until I can have a private star rating for my own personal use - I do not agree with the Amazon methods of apply our readers' star ratings to an author's rating, which can affect their sales - I will not add a star rating.
  p.d.r.lindsay | Aug 24, 2014 |
The Victorian Era post American Civil War covered a wide range of clothing design from bustles to hourglass shaped silhouettes. These were the clothes of the upper class and of great importance to women during turbulent political times. This book contains many period engravings of clothing, accessories, trim and some furnishings. ( )
  drj | Sep 10, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486229904, Paperback)

Day costumes, evening wear, sports clothes, shoes, hats, other accessories in over 1,000 detailed engravings. Very thorough identification of styles, materials, colors by editor. An introduction by Stella Blum covers the history of Harper's Bazar and examines the various phases fashion went through between 1867 and 1898. "An endlessly entertaining book." — Theatre Design and Technology.

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This book consists of illustrations taken from Harper's Bazar from 1867 to 1898, when that periodical was at the height of its importance and influence. After the Civil War, the American upper-middle class expanded and grew in style-consciousness, stimulated by the visits of European royalty and the International Exhibition in Paris in 1867. Harper's Bazar, which described itself as 'A repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction,' brought detailed images of the latest European and American fashions into the homes of the American middle class. The illustrations in this book demonstrate both the tastes of the Victorians and the evolutionary nature of fashion, as styles come and go and then return again. Images of accessories and hair styles are included alongside the expected selection of women's and children's garments.… (more)

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