Wednesday, January 12, 2011

W. B. Lord

I've got a few books on the go, but the one that I find most interesting (and applicable to what I do) is "The Corset & The Crinoline: An Illustrated History" by W. B. Lord. It was originally published in 1868, and outlines the history of corsetry from the natives in India all the way to 1867 and the Artistic Dress Movement.

If you are interested in corsetry and the history of fashion, I highly recommend this book. It is surprisingly quite easy to read, although the language is a bit flourished due to the style of writing back then. It's incredibly informative with fantastic sketches that illustrate what is described.

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