In 1920 the costume consisting of a straight, short skirt, trim box coat or sweater and blouse
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
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.
Restoration (1814-1830), Romantic period (1830-1848), Second Empire (1852-1870).
The leading fashion designers of the eighteenth century looked to the sixteenth century and later to classical Greece and Rome for ideas and inspiration.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
The disappearance of the hoop in the early years of the seventeenth century caused a change in the outline of the costume worn by the woman of fashion.
Costume silhouettes of the sixteenth century changed rapidly with the introduction of the corset, the basquine, the hoop skirt, or vertugale.
This period from 1300 to 1500 was full of the eccentricities of extreme fashion.
In the figure we see the silhouette of that costume which forms our ideal of proportion and grace of line.