This is the book that makes other history of costume books, already in libraries, more easily understood.

  • Named to Kirkus Reviews’ BEST BOOKS of 2013
  • Family Tree UK named OUR TOP CHOICE
  • Finalist, 2014 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS in the Performing Arts/Film & Theater category


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  • Men, women and children 19th through 21st centuries
  • Fascinating gems of social history are woven into stories that illuminate the life and times of each decade
  • Hundreds of sequential illustrations reveal the style clues that time-date garments
  • Written by an experienced costume designer with an insightful sense of humor making this a surprisingly good read