Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe [4 volumes]: American Fashion from Head to Toe


This sweeping overview of fashion and apparel covers several centuries of American history as seen through the lens of the clothes we wear—from the Native American moccasin to Manolo Blahnik's contribution to stiletto heels. Through four detailed volumes, this work delves into what people wore in various periods in our country's past and why—from hand-crafted family garments in the 1600s, to the rough clothing of slaves, to the sophisticated textile designs of the 21st century.

More than 100 fashion experts and clothing historians pay tribute to the most notable garments, accessories, and people comprising design and fashion. The four volumes contain more than 800 alphabetical entries, with each volume representing a different era. Content includes fascinating information such as that beginning in 1619 through 1654, every man in Virginia was required to plant a number of mulberry trees to support the silk industry in England; what is known about the clothing of enslaved African Americans; and that there were regulations placed on clothing design during World War II. The set also includes color inserts that better communicate the visual impact of clothing and fashion across eras.


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José Blanco F., PhD, is associate professor in the department of apparel merchandising and design at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.

Mary D. Doering is an independent scholar, collector, and guest curator who serves as adjunct faculty for the Smithsonian-George Mason University Masters Program in the History of Decorative Arts.

Patricia Hunt-Hurst, PhD, is department head and associate professor in the department of textiles, merchandising, and interiors at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Georgia.

Heather Vaughan Lee works with the curatorial departments at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in California. Formerly, she was president of the western region of the Costume Society of America.

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