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18th-Century Fashion in Detail (Victoria and Albert Museum)


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1. Pleats, Gathers and Looped Drapery • 2. Collars, Cuffs and Pockets • 3. Stitching and Quilting • 4. Lace and Whitework • 5. Embroidery • 6. Pastes, Foils and Beads • 7. Chintz and Painting • 8. Pinking and Punching • 9. Fringes, Ribbons, Tassels and Buttons • 10. Fur, Feathers and Straw

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A rare, close-up look at the exquisite, labour-intensive details seen in 18th-century clothing

About the Author

Susan North is Curator of Fashion, 1550–1800, at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She co-curated ‘Style and
Splendour: Queen Maud of Norway’s Wardrobe’ in 2005 and has published several books for the V&A.


'Sumptuous' - Make It Today

'An inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and costume' - New Design

'Intricate and elaborate … the perfect coffee table book for those interested in the history of fashion' - SEW

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