Friday, October 5, 2012


With our constant fascination with dress, observation of fabric, and the manner of its use, drawing inspiration from the world of fashion into the world of interior design unsurprisingly remains a constant.

I recently discovered a newly published book titled Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style. This wonderful book has been produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and forwarded by Susan Brown.

The book is brimming with design inspirations, detailing the history of fashion design from ancient times to the 21st century for both men and women.

Here is a glimpse of the wealth of information and the visual history this book provides.

The elegant male 1930-1940

The elegant cocktail dresses and the couture gowns of the fifties

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution
Photo 1 jacket image : Corbis : Condé Nast Archive
Photos 2,3,4 my apologies for not  being able to identify the exact source

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