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.
"A treasure for anyone fascinated by the history of fashion" - In Publishing News.
"Perfect for those who want an authentic take on the latest Victorian trend." - In Style.
Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th-century fashion in the V&A's Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion.