The Story of Costume

The Story of Costume

  1. John Peacock
  • ISBN 9780500513095
  • 20.00 x 27.00 cm
  • PLC (with jacket)
  • 48pp
  • 328 Illustrations, 328 in colour
  • First published 2006
‘Beautifully illustrated … sure to delight and inspire any child aged eight and above who has an interest in fashion or history’ – Education Today

The Story of Costume

This beautifully illustrated, full-colour history of costume has been produced by bestselling author John Peacock especially for children.

With over 325 hand-drawings and clearly written descriptions on every page, it will delight children and be a wonderful resource for parents, teachers and librarians.

every historical period from Ancient Greek and Byzantine times, through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, right down the centuries to the present day
from servants and labourers to nobility and royalty
from the tunics of Ancient Egypt and the togas of Ancient Rome to the royal finery of sixteenth-century England, the French revolution and beyond
every aspect of fashion, including shoes, hats, bags and other accessories, as well as jewelry and hairstyles

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John Peacock was senior costume designer for BBC Television for many years. He is the author of numerous books, and has also worked as a fashion designer and as a lecturer in fashion history.

Also by John Peacock:
The Complete Fashion Sourcebook 2,000 Illustrations Charting 20th-Century Fashion
20th Century Jewelry: The Complete Sourcebook
Fashion Sourcebooks series: 1930s,1960s, 1970s,1980s