The Mode in Furs: A Historical Survey with 680 Illustrations R. Wilcox

ISBN: 9780486478722

Published: November 18th 2010

Paperback

270 pages


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The Mode in Furs: A Historical Survey with 680 Illustrations  by  R. Wilcox

The Mode in Furs: A Historical Survey with 680 Illustrations by R. Wilcox
November 18th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 270 pages | ISBN: 9780486478722 | 3.54 Mb

From prehistoric garments to modern high-fashion designs, this unique survey traces the history of furs and fur accessories. R. Turner Wilcox, a former fashion editor for Womens Wear Daily, begins with practical uses of reindeer hides and bearskinsMoreFrom prehistoric garments to modern high-fashion designs, this unique survey traces the history of furs and fur accessories. R.

Turner Wilcox, a former fashion editor for Womens Wear Daily, begins with practical uses of reindeer hides and bearskins for warmth during the Stone Age. Advancing to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Rome, she defines furs role as a status symbol during the Renaissance and its eventual adoption by wearers outside the aristocracy.The 680 drawings that illustrate this volume depict furs of all times and places: panther skins of Egyptian high priests, ermine mantles of French queens, sealskin trousers of Alaskan Eskimos, and raccoon coats of American college students.

Chronological entries include introductions for each era, and a helpful glossary of furs features images of their animal sources. Professional designers and costumers as well as amateurs with an interest in furs will find this volume a valuable reference.



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