Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day - Mila ContiniLondon: Paul Hamlyn, 1967, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with two short, closed and tape reinforced, tears to the head and tail of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: “The history of fashion is the history of life. For fashion is far more than the wearing of clothes; the primitive caveman with his blue paint, the Cretan ladies who left their bosoms bare, were following fashion. The hair styles on Roman statues, the social life of the Renaissance courts, even the slim-hipped, boyish figures of twentieth-century women, are largely the result of fashion.
Since earliest times a person’s clothes have been able to reflect his status, taste, profession, and the history and climate of the country he inhabits. So much is the character of man expressed in his clothes that a book such as this, which shows changing fashions from the earliest to the most recent times, is a history book of a peculiarly fascinating kind.
Nearly 550 illustrations, all but a few in colour, trace the history of clothes since the dawn of civilisation in Egypt. There is no guesswork — the eras are illustrated from art contemporary with the period; drawings, bas-relief carvings, statues, ancient manuscripts, great paintings of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, engravings, and clothes and accessories now preserved in museums, all can be found in this absorbing book.”
Foreword or introduction by Count Emilio Pucci & Janey Ironside. Size: 12" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 321 pages.