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Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Authors: By Eleri Lynn
Imprint: V & A Publishing
ISBN: 1-85177-616-8
EAN: 9781851776160
Availability: Out of Stock
Publishing Date: 4/2/2012
Trim Size: 9 x 11 3/4
Page Count: 224
Cover: Hardcover
Illustrations: 100 full-color illustrations and 90 line drawings

About the book
Get intimately acquainted with the V&A’s world-renowned collection of undergarments in this eye-opening visual history. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps, Underwear: Fashion in Detail traces the peculiar evolution of underwear. Revealing photographs highlight close-up details in the garments, while intricate line drawings show their masterly construc­tion. A wide range of designs is represented, from rare 16th-century examples to Dior’s curvaceous New Look, to Calvin Klein’s notorious briefs.

About the author
Eleri Lynn is a fashion curator at the V&A and was the assistant curator of the V&A’s major exhibition The Golden Age of Couture (V&A 2007). She contributed to the accompanying book of that title.

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