Author: Skagerfors, Mona
Year Published: 1994
No. of pages: 244
Illustrations: 121 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 10”x 8 1/2”
A thorough history of women’s fashion from the French Revolution to present day. Because fashion always reflects the spirit of the age, this book is especially sensitive to women’s struggle for liberty and political power that characterized much of women’s history during this period. Clothing design was one arena in which women were able to voice their opinions in face of a male- dominated society. For this reason, this century is marked by a spectacular degree of innovation in clothing, evidenced by the dramatic influences of powerful figures ranging from Madame de Staël and George Sand to fashion moguls such as Chanel and Dior.