As part of the "Costumes and clothes" series this illustrated account of the different forms and styles of fashion concentrates on the present day and considers how different materials, colours and designs are used. With the definition of fashionable clothes as those made in the styles considered the most up-to-date at any one time, the author looks at the development of fashion, describing the change in outlook since cheap, mass-market goods allowed clothes-consciousness to spread to most levels of society. She examines, however, the continuing elitism amongst the haute couture of the fashion world in which the expensive designer labels such as Calvin Klein and Bruce Oldfield can only be bought by the wealthy. The book looks at the fashion industry and those who work within it and the influences such as music, television, magazines, people and events that affect this ever-changing world.
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Book Description Wayland, 1988. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4763481