Rosemary Hill: Fashion and frocks
20 January 2000
Show More The Penguin Book of 20th-Century Fashion Writing edited by Judith Watt.
Viking, 360 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 670 88215 1Show More
Twentieth-Century Fashion by Valerie Mendes and Amy de la Haye.
Thames and Hudson, 288 pp., £8.95, November 1999, 0 500 20321 0Show More
A Century of Fashion by François Baudot.
Thames and Hudson, 400 pp., £19.95, November 1999, 0 500 28178 5Show More
The Hidden Consumer: Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860-1914 by Christopher Breward.
Manchester, 278 pp., £45, September 1999, 0 7190 4799 4Show More
Black in Fashion by Valerie Mendes.
Victoria & Albert Museum, 144 pp., £35, October 1999, 1 85177 278 2Show More
“... century, the area in which certain aesthetic and social ideas concerning both sexes found their expression. De la Haye and Mendes offer a thorough if unadventurous account of what these have been. Baudot, who does not have to fit into a series format, goes further in making links with other art forms. Occasionally his unblushing Gallic conviction that nothing of any importance ever happened outside ...”