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Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century

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Take an trip through the last three centuries of trend. This spectacular collection from the Kyoto Costume Institute, one of the world's most extensive clothing collections, features the outerwear, underwear, footwear, and accessories that have defined self across time and geography.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.2.17 lb648 pages
“This book reveals fashion’s absorbing history of revolution and evolution.”
The Independent
Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century

Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century


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The ultimate compendium of clothing from the 18th to the 20th century

Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it be a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even faith. Indeed, clothing has the power to define people and their generation. Recognizing this sartorial significance is the Kyoto Costume Institute, whose team of curators examine fashion through sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. With one of the world’s most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, including underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day.

Showcasing the Institute’s vast collection, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through clothing trends from the 18th to the 20th century. With photographs of clothing displayed on custom-made mannequins and commentary from some of the sharpest minds in fashion studies, the book is a testimony to attire as “an essential manifestation of our very being” and to the Institute’s passion for fashion as a complex and intricate art form.

The editor

The Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) collects and preserves outstanding examples of fashion through the centuries. It is one of the leading centers of fashion research, sharing its findings in both exhibitions and publications.

Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm0.98 kg648 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-5717-7

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-5718-4

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-5719-1

Edition: English
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7 Ratings

Perfect gift !

Sarudzai,November 12, 2021
An Amazing gift to my lovely atelier ❤️

A present for my wife

Zoltán,November 3, 2021
A very personal gift when your wife loves fashion and its history. She consults it often and with interest. One of the best gifts I could give her in recent years.

Nice compendium for all fashionistas

Ines,October 27, 2021
Nice to have this compendium with all relevant designers of the last decades, not just the popular ones.

Perfect Gift For a Fashionista Friend

Micaela Z.,October 27, 2021
I usually offer jewelry, but I was so happy to see the sparkle in my friend's eyes when she opened the gift. A super inspiring book.

Fashion. Histoire de la mode

Jocelyn,October 27, 2021
Excellent book. While it is a small format (in the Taschen world !) the pictures are vibrant. Very pleased with the purchase, will be back with pleasure