Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009
  • Price: $39.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 1-85177-572-2
  • EAN: 9781851775729
  • Page Count: 144
  • Illustrations: 83 full-color illustrations and 100 line drawings
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Now in paperback with a new cover, this volume celebrates 19th-century fashion in lavishly illustrated detail. From the delicate embroidery on ballgowns to the vibrant synthetic colors of crinolines, the major themes of 19th-century fashion are explored as never before in this exquisite book. Featuring specially commissioned color photographs of garments from the V&A's superb collection and many close-up details, alongside accurate line drawings of each garment's underlying structure, the book's 150 pieces capture the opulence and variety of this fascinating era.

" Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend." –In Style

About the author

Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th-century fashion in the V&A’s Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.