World Dress: Fashion in Detail
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009
  • Price: $39.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 1-85177-568-4
  • EAN: 9781851775682
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 83 full-color illustrations and 100 line drawings
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

“Meticulously detailed as well as gorgeous....The color photographs—which cover page after page and capture these intricate designs in close-up—are the main source of delight.” —Time Out (London) Now available in paperback, this lavishly illustrated book celebrates the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent collection of dress from around the world. A source of inspiration to many of today's top designers, these colorful items of clothing, seen here in glorious close-up, will delight all lovers of fashion. The detailed line drawings are of special interest to professionals in any aspect of the fashion field.

About the authors

Rosemary Crill is a curator in the department of Asian art at the V&A. Jennifer Wearden is a curator in the department of furniture, textiles, and dress at the V&A. Verity Wilson is a curator in the department of Asian art at the V&A.