"A fashion bible."—Vogue
"Invaluable."—The World of Interiors
This indispensable guide to fashion provides in more than 1200 entries detailed information on the life and work of every important designer from 1840 to the present day, including not only couturiers but also shoe, hat, and knitwear specialists, costume designers, jewelers, and hairdressers. It covers the fashion media, photographers and illustrators, influential art movements, fashion terms, garment and accessory styles, technical processes, and every kind of fabric, as well as personalities who have influenced fashion or promoted a style.
The revised and expanded edition features fifty new entries and corrections and updates throughout. It is an essential sourcebook for designers, students, collectors, and enthusiasts. 400 illustrations, 85 in color