An Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Costume (Dover Fashion by James R. Planche

By James R. Planche

Thousands of phrases linked to clothing worn within the critical international locations of Europe look during this vast and handy reference. The alphabetically prepared goods of garments span approximately 2,000 years of favor historical past — from the onset of the Christian period within the first century to the start of the reign of George III, c. 1760.
From abacot, hacketon, helm, jipocoat, and bounce to xainture, ysgyn, zatayn, and zibelline, the sweeping scope of this quantity incorporates a notable diversity of all-but-forgotten lore. Profusely illustrated with over 1,300 special line drawings, it bargains an invaluable consultant for style and cultural historians, writers, designers, motion picture and theatrical manufacturers, and all others with an curiosity within the heritage of fashion.

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