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In an Influential Fashion: An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress (Hardback)
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In an Influential Fashion: An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress (Hardback)

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Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 30/03/2002
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In an Influential Fashion profiles 164 fashion designers and retailers from many countries who have had the most impact on American dress and culture from the late 19th century to the year 2000. Each entry introduces a fashion personality or retailer whose influence on the industry reflected societal, political, and/or economic change. The commercial side of fashion, neglected in most fashion encyclopedias, is explored here, with details of licensing agreements and marketing innovations not easily found elsewhere. Students and professionals in fashion design, retailing, costume research, and social history will all find this book a valuable addition to their libraries. Each entry includes the birth and death dates of designers, their education and training, career highlights and accomplishments, and awards they have won. The entry describes the designer or retailer's signature styles, with a keen emphasis on the designer's contributions to American fashion design and culture. As appropriate, the entry summarizes any licensing agreements and influential marketing innovations. Web sites, lists of museums and fashion design schools, and numerous appendices make In an Influential Fashion a complete resource on American fashion history for the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313312205
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 32 mm


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"In An Influential fashion isn't for your casual home or art library collection, but will delight collections solid in fashion history and design. Over a hundred sixty fashion designers and retailers from many countries are profiled in entries that cover the personality's lasting influence on the industry. Commercial fashion, licensing agreements, and marketing are all explores in an exciting survey design."-Internet BookWatch
..."recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."-Booklist/RBB
"Fashion designers and retailers take their turns on the runway in this useful collection."-School Library Journal
"Those researching marketing, costume design, or social history will find this work both easy to use and full of interesting bits of trivia that make for excellent reading. Librarians looking to expand their coverage of social history will want to add this title to their reference collections. Recommended for academic and public libraries."-Library Journal
"From Abercrombie & Fitch to Ladicorbic Zoran, an encyclopedia of the people and organizations around the world that have left the greatest mark on American fashion."-Reference & Research Book News
?...recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.?-Booklist/RBB
?Fashion designers and retailers take their turns on the runway in this useful collection.?-School Library Journal
?From Abercrombie & Fitch to Ladicorbic Zoran, an encyclopedia of the people and organizations around the world that have left the greatest mark on American fashion.?-Reference & Research Book News
?Those researching marketing, costume design, or social history will find this work both easy to use and full of interesting bits of trivia that make for excellent reading. Librarians looking to expand their coverage of social history will want to add this title to their reference collections. Recommended for academic and public libraries.?-Library Journal
?In An Influential fashion isn't for your casual home or art library collection, but will delight collections solid in fashion history and design. Over a hundred sixty fashion designers and retailers from many countries are profiled in entries that cover the personality's lasting influence on the industry. Commercial fashion, licensing agreements, and marketing are all explores in an exciting survey design.?-Internet BookWatch
.,."recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."-Booklist/RBB

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