Dress in detail from around the world /Publication details: London : V & A Publications, 2002.Description: 224 pages : color illustrationsISBN:
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Necklines -- Fastenings -- Cuffs, edgings and seams -- Contrasting fabrics, linings and pockets -- Pleats and gathers -- Applied decoration.
The sheer inventiveness of dress is the subject of this volume, which showcases a fabulous array of garments from the V&A's incomparable dress collection. It brings together some 150 garments from East and West, from the tropics to the Arctic circle, from the plains of India to the mountain ranges of Montenegro. Many of the garments illustrated here were made for festivals, weddings and other ceremonies, and they display a breathtaking richness of detail - rows of ornamental buttons, embroidered borders, intricate pleating and stitching, flamboyant fringes and tassels - that makes them a source of inspiration for many of today's top designers of detail that will not only delight all followers of fashion, but provide a source of inspiration to students and designers alike. Specially commissioned photographs and line drawings reveal a breathtaking richness. Dress in all its global diversity is the theme of this beautifully illustrated book.