Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Drecoll Model of Black Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913. White Worth satin “Drecoll Model of Black Lace”, veiled with white Callot chiffon and covered with black Chantilly lace and two… Read More
Drecoll Model of Needlecord. Paris Spring Season 1913. Drecoll Model of Navy Needlecord cloth. Skirt draped. Coat trimmed with fine silk, braid piped with King’s blue silk. Vest and collar of white… Read More
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Drecoll Model of Moire Crepe Gilda. Paris Spring Season 1913. French Blue Moire Crepe Gilda. Gracefully draped skirt. Girdle and belt of black satin. Bulgarian embroidery on sash end. White… Read More
Drecoll Lace Theatre Gown. Paris Spring Season 1913. Black crepe Georgette, and tan Callot chiffon underskirt with cream net top lace flounce. Black satin belt, and sash with long ends.… Read More