Dictionary of Children's Clothes
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2008
  • Price: $60.00
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 1-85177-547-1
  • EAN: 9781851775477
  • Page Count: 280
  • Illustrations: 350 full-color and 15 line drawings
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Compiled from the world's finest collection of childrenswear comes an incomparable resource for anyone interested in children's fashion.

From Victorian-era Little Lord Fauntleroy suits to World War II air-raid outfits to baby Nike sneakers, this beautifully illustrated compendium follows a gradual shift in children's fashions over the last three hundred years. This highly accessible guide includes specially commissioned photographs of over three hundred garments and a rich selection of line drawings, illustrations from sewing and knitting patterns, catalogues, dolls, fashion plates, paintings, and illustrations from children's books. For an at-a-glance understanding of changes in what has become a booming industry, curator Noreen Marshall offers a detailed introduction and fully illustrated timeline.

About the author

Noreen Marshall is the curator of the Dress, Doll, and Childcare Collections at the V&A Museum of Childhood. She has worked on a number of V&A exhibitions, including Stile Liberty, Jolly Hockey Sticks, The Pack Age, and a series of Christmas exhibitions.