Reigning Men

Author: Sharon Sadako Takeda
Publisher: Prestel
ISBN: 9783791355207
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This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and made possible by the Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund. Exhibition itinerary: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: April 10-August 21, 2016 The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney: December 3, 2016-March 12, 2017 Saint Louis Art Museum: May 25-September 17, 2017

Fashioning Fashion

Author: Sharon Sadako Takeda
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791350622
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Luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring, and lush trimmings abound in this glorious volume that celebrates the evolution of European dress through two centuries. Fashion is in the details. The textiles, tailoring, and trimmings all work together in the creation of the finest pieces. Drawing on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's internationally known fashion collection, this gorgeous book tells the story--in words and beautiful pictures--of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, a period when fashionable dress underwent sweeping changes. Many remarkable examples of men's, women's, and children's garments are featured here for the first time, including an extraordinarily rare 1790s man's vest designed to promote sympathy with the French Revolution; a stunning 1845 black satin gown from the royal court of Portugal heavily embroidered with gold; and an 1891 evening mantle with silk embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich feathers designed by French couturier Émile Pingat. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in the evolution of fashion, this generously illustrated book provides a rich visual history of the changes that occurred in fashionable dress spanning a period of more than two hundred years.

Men in Black

Author: John Harvey
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780230044
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mr. Pink: "Why can't we pick out our own color?" Joe: "I tried that once, it don't work. You get four guys fighting over who's gonna be Mr. Black." —Quentin Tarantino, Reservoir Dogs Men's clothes went black in the nineteenth century. Dickens, Ruskin and Baudelaire all asked why it was, in an age of supreme wealth and power, that men wanted to dress as if going to a funeral. The answer is in this history of the color black. Over the last 1000 years there have been successive expansions in the wearing of black—from the Church to the Court, from the Court to the merchant class. Though black as fashion was often smart and elegant, its growth as a cultural marker was fed by several currents in Europe's history—in politics, asceticism, religious warfare. Only in the nineteenth century, however, did black fully come into its own as fashion, the most telling witnesses constantly saw connections between the taste for black and the forms of constraint with which European society regimented itself. Concentrating on the general shift away from color that began around 1800, Harvey traces the transition to black from the court of Burgundy in the 15th century, through 16th-century Venice, 17th-century Spain and the Netherlands. He uses paintings from Van Eyck and Degas to Francis Bacon, religious art, period lithographs, wood engravings, costume books, newsphotos, movie stills and related sources in his compelling study of the meaning of color and clothes. Although in the twentieth century tastes have moved toward new colors, black has retained its authority as well as its associations with strength and cruelty. At the same time black is still smart, and fashion keeps returning to black. It is, perhaps, the color that has come to acquire the greatest, most significant range of meaning in history.

A History of Men s Fashion

Author: Farid Chenoune
Publisher:
ISBN: 9782080135360
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traces the development of men's clothing from the eighteenth century to the present, and describes fashion trends.

Fashion Plates

Author: April Calahan
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300212267
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Fashion designers will delight to see the evolution of silhouettes and the myriad of inspirational details, which reveal themselves with the turn of each page."" From the foreword by Anna Sui"

American Menswear

Author: Daniel Delis Hill
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896727229
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"A chronology of men's fashion and masculine style in the United States from the Civil War era through the beginning of the twenty-first century. Also demonstrates the democratization of men's fashion by mass production, distribution, and marketing. Includes illustrations"--Provided by publisher.

A Dandy Guide to Dating Vintage Menswear

Author: Sue Nightingale
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780764338908
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Vintage clothing is a part of our style history, is an acceptable way to individualize the way we dress, and is an increasingly popular way to "go green." This reference book is an easy-to-use compilation of information for dating menswear garments using label information, textiles, styles, and other available information. It is ideal for new converts to vintage and seasoned collectors of men's and women's garments. This liberally illustrated guide, featuring labels, images from catalogs and magazines, and actual garments, is equally helpful for fashion designers, costume designers, and curators. It covers the U.S. Government regulations for manufactured clothing, garment Union information, and menswear clothing by categories and decade. In addition, this unique book presents exclusive data on ACWA Union labels and a never before seen list of denim manufacturers. Anyone with an interest in collecting, dating, and caring for vintage clothing will find this book an indispensable reference.

Menswear Illustration

Author: Richard Kilroy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500517796
Format: PDF
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Introducing a generation of illustrators who approach fashion image-making with sophisticated artistry, this first book devoted to contemporary men's fashion drawing brings together designers' sketches, street-style reportage, editorial covers and commissions for leading brands. Original.

Collecting the 20th Century

Author: Adrian Franklin
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1742230016
Format: PDF, ePub
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Taking a decade-by-decade approach, this lavishly illustrated guide to 20th-century collectibles delivers useful information in a lively and entertaining style. Each chapter provides detailed insight into a particular decade and includes two central areas of collecting from that era, whether it is ceramic bathing beauties from the 1920s, vintage clothes from the 1940s, cars from the 1950s, or Memphis design from the 1980s. Covering popular periods such as art nouveau, industrial, art deco, retro, and modern, this is an ideal companion for both serious collectors and those who want a glimpse into the world of 20th-century design.