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Costume and Fashion: A Concise HistoryYou could win this book!

Costume and Fashion: A Concise History
You could win this book!

A Timeline of Fashion
Costume and Fashion: A Concise History by James Laver (Thames & Hudson, Inc., 2012) examines chronologically how fashion has existed and evolved from the inception of clothing all the way through today. With over 400 illustrations accompanying the text, it explains both the motives behind the dress and the occasion which it should be worn. The book was featured in Threads magazine, issue #165.

Its Fifth Edition
In the latest edition, Costume and Fashion features a new chapter by Amy de la Haye, former Curator of the Twentieth-Century Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She discusses the new millennium and the diverse styles that characterize it, from radical reinventions at major fashion houses to affordable and disposable "fast fashion."

Enter for a Chance to Win
Would you like to win a copy of the book? Which fashion time era would you most like to learn about? Answer this question in the comment box below to be entered into our random drawing. The deadline for your entry is Friday, March 29, at midnight. The winner will be chosen during the week of April 1 and will be notified via email. Good luck!


Comments (122)

CroomScM CroomScM writes: I would love to learn about fashion during the Renaissance era!
Posted: 12:28 am on March 29th

abby1 abby1 writes: I would like to learn more about the era from the end of the Victorian/Edwardian time to the more modern clothes of the 1920's. I would like to know more about the transition, the impact of World War I, and the cultural clashes between the older and new generations as well as how the women adapted. I would also like to hear about the men's perspective on this.
Posted: 7:25 am on March 28th

cliftonsummer cliftonsummer writes: I'd love to read about the twenties and thirties when fashion bucked the trend and represented the changing roles of brave women who fought for the vote and for the opportunities for women to have careers. They revolted against the constraints of society and the constraints of dress i.e corsets and and minuscule waistlines!!
Posted: 4:20 am on March 28th

Sandjen200 Sandjen200 writes: The fashion era I would most like to learn about is the Edwardian era. I have a love affair for corsets and corset fashions.
Posted: 6:17 pm on March 27th

PJSmith PJSmith writes: I'd like to learn about the suits from the 1940s.
Posted: 1:43 pm on March 27th

Sunspot Sunspot writes: Love the '20s! wish I could go back in time for a few days and go to a few parties!
Posted: 11:10 am on March 27th

user-1110045 user-1110045 writes: I would like to read and learn about the 1950's. Changes in fashion in this era was dramatic compared with the mend and make do era of the 40's. I particularly interested in the evolution of style in this era. Comparing it to today I miss how we don't wear a fancy hat every day with gloves and a lovely designed handbag. This book is just the inspiration I need to make my own 50's gear for myself. This book would also be appreciated by my costume and fashion history group too!

Thank you Threads for being the premier resource I look forward to reading about sewing and constructing garments.

Posted: 6:30 am on March 27th

thetailor thetailor writes: The fashions of the Renaissance would be what I'd want to study. The structure, the opulence, the materials and just to stretch yourself to the limit it was all done by hand. That clothes were embellished with real silver and gold thread and real pearls and jewels oh yes that this the time period I'd want to study.
Posted: 4:37 pm on March 26th

user-2094979 user-2094979 writes: The Flapper era has always fascinated me. The freedom of movement, the flow of the cloth and the rising hem lines.
I really enjoy coming to the website for inspiration instruction.
Posted: 4:29 pm on March 26th

NikkiD NikkiD writes: I love the costumes from the 1700's; so detailed and ornate!!
Posted: 1:30 pm on March 26th

TiffanyVictoria TiffanyVictoria writes: I would love to learn more about the Art Deco period. For years I have studied Victorian and now I think its time to get a little more Modern!<3

Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 7:42 am on March 26th

Missahope Missahope writes: Early 1800's. I find the clothing so intriguing!
Posted: 12:12 am on March 26th

user-2002397 user-2002397 writes: I would love to learn about chain stitch done by industry sewing machines on clothing and fabrics, how it has been a forever favorite embellishment, plus the free form technique that is used to produce it. It's just as beautiful as it ever was for so many years!
Let me add......I have LOVED Threads magazine since the beginning! Even as an industry professional pattern maker of about 30 yrs. now......there is always something I learn from your various pattern making articles.
Fabulous Threads! Debra
Posted: 11:31 pm on March 25th

meswafford meswafford writes: I would most like to learn about costumes from 1840-1860, especially for the pioneers and working classes.

Posted: 9:20 pm on March 25th

TessaBear TessaBear writes: My favorite eras are the Victorian and Edwardian. This sounds like a great book.
Posted: 7:51 pm on March 25th

sewjazzy sewjazzy writes: I love the 1920-70's style era. I would love to have this book.
Posted: 6:39 pm on March 25th

laurinka05 laurinka05 writes: I love the 1920's and the Victorian era. I would love to learn to make those clothes.
Posted: 5:15 pm on March 25th

simspl simspl writes: I am interested in the 1500-1600's. Men, women, children common folk and aristocracy. The styles, fabrics, colors, how dyes were made. Also footwear, head coverings, and cold weather coverings.
Posted: 5:13 pm on March 25th

LilyforMe LilyforMe writes: A comprehensive book for my reference library and a good dose of eye candy.
Posted: 1:59 pm on March 25th

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: the 19-teens have always been my favorite period (before Downton Abby!) and would love to learn more about it!
Posted: 1:54 pm on March 25th

user-1139316 user-1139316 writes: I'm interested in learning more about non-European National costume from the Renaissance period.
Posted: 1:41 pm on March 25th

Suellap Suellap writes: I would be particularly interested in the 1820s and 1830s when some of my relatives came to the USA.
Posted: 12:54 pm on March 25th

Suellap Suellap writes: I would be particularly interested in the 1820s and 1830s when some of my relatives came to the USA.
Posted: 12:53 pm on March 25th

TSWD TSWD writes: I really like in the 1900. it is so interesting the evolution of the fashion industry from the WW1 to the WW2 until today!
Posted: 12:44 pm on March 25th

user-319418 user-319418 writes: Right now, I am obsessed with learning more about the fashions of the Edwardian era.
Posted: 12:41 pm on March 25th

MaxineP MaxineP writes: I'm particularly intrigued by fashions from the first half of the 20th Century - clothes that my mother and grandmother wore.
Posted: 12:37 pm on March 25th

shuni shuni writes: Ooo everything from the victorian times to now really. thanks for this fun opp.
Posted: 12:24 pm on March 25th

dreamlady dreamlady writes: I love fashion, the book will be a great source of inspiration to me and will be a great guide to me
Posted: 12:13 pm on March 25th

ecasale ecasale writes: I would love to learn more about the Victorian era clothing!
Posted: 12:11 pm on March 25th

user-2362363 user-2362363 writes: would love to give this book to my daughter. She is into Rennaisance costumes.
Posted: 11:58 am on March 25th

SilksWithAttitude SilksWithAttitude writes: Right now, the late 19th and early 20th Century apparel are holding my attention. The period that interests me changes over time. When I was in college, the Elizabethan and Renaissance era were most interesting. I tend to learn a lot about an era and then move onto a new one -- this is why this book would be a very valuable addition to my Fibers library.

It also explains why I have nearly every Threads issue from issue 6 on to the present - going back I can find something of interest and value in every issue. Thanks Threads for feeding my passion!!
Posted: 11:51 am on March 25th

DenaturedH2O DenaturedH2O writes: I'm really interested in the 1960's and 1970's. There was a lot of experimenting with male styles and it was really exciting and really scary what they came up with, but everything seemed unique.
Posted: 11:51 am on March 25th

sewhappybjm sewhappybjm writes: I would love to learn more about antebellum fashions.
Posted: 11:25 am on March 25th

lynnpaul lynnpaul writes: I've never had a chance to study this, but I loved looking at Renaisance Faire clothing so that might be first!
Posted: 11:11 am on March 25th

Staresty Staresty writes: Which fashion time era would you most like to learn about?

I will like to learn more about the GEORGIAN ERA please.

Posted: 11:08 am on March 25th

annenet annenet writes: Love fashion history! It's so influential on what is happening today. I would love that book!
Posted: 11:06 am on March 25th

lca lca writes: What a great book. Have been a Threads fan for years. No one comes close to the quality that Threads has to offer. One of the things I do is theater costumes. I always wonder about the ins and outs, the whys and wherefores as far as the evolution of fashion. It's the little things I want to know about! This book would answer a lot of questions for this curious mind!

Posted: 10:58 am on March 25th

jacigh jacigh writes: I make historical costumes and would love to add this to my library. I often share my personal library books with students as well.
Posted: 10:52 am on March 25th

Susanc22 Susanc22 writes: History of Fashion was my favorite course in college. I love it all, from ancient Egypt to present. I tend to love classical 20th century things, though, especially Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, and Chanel. Fashion is such a mirror of society. I have often thought that if history were taught to students through the lens of fashions, so many people would "get it" easier. Would love to have this book!
Posted: 10:46 am on March 25th

CheriHash CheriHash writes: Victorian fashion has always atracted me. So fitted and gorgeous. I am probably attracted to corsets because I don't have to wear one in daily life. The military uniforms...ahhh. I think it is that they have so much detail and the details really make the garments.
Posted: 10:43 am on March 25th

JBeanne JBeanne writes: Love learning more about Russian fashion history and the 1930-40's. This book sounds incredible!
Posted: 10:28 am on March 25th

sarah121haras sarah121haras writes: I am such a history and costuming nerd that this is a tough call. But I am going to go with Victorian, since I will soon be prepping to make my first steampunk costume.
Posted: 10:17 am on March 25th

CZemke CZemke writes: I would love to learn more about the Queen Elizabeth I era in fashion. I would competely enjoy this book.
Posted: 10:15 am on March 25th

nancyp nancyp writes: I'm writing an historical YA novel about Mary Shelley, so I'd love to learn about fashion in the 18th century - as well as the Victorian and Edwardian ages. Fashion reflects what is going on in the culture, so much! It's a window onto things..thanks for the chance of winning this book!
Posted: 10:14 am on March 25th

janeite janeite writes: I love the early 1800's but the 1920's are becoming a favourite too.
Posted: 9:54 am on March 25th

esmerelda55 esmerelda55 writes: i have always loved Fashion History & i could not choose one era! My favorite is the 1920's & 30's...I love to look at all eras to see if i can discover current & past designer's "inspirations"...Thank you Threads for all of the creative dreams!!
Posted: 9:45 am on March 25th

vabney vabney writes: I really like seeing how the styles morphed from one era to another, not just in one era.
Posted: 9:34 am on March 25th

DianaHML DianaHML writes: Regency England and 1960's Mod!
Posted: 9:30 am on March 25th

radanay radanay writes: I would like to learn more about the 1920's - 1940's, and how trends have repeated while society has continued to change and evolve.
Posted: 9:19 am on March 25th

cablough cablough writes: I would love to read and learn more about the fashion of the first half of the eighteenth century. This book looks great!
Posted: 9:19 am on March 25th

lyzeebella lyzeebella writes: I am interested in all fashion eras ... always looking for an authentic touch that can be used for doll couture ... 1900's thru 1940's for comp[ositions, 1950's thru 1970's for hard plastic, and prior to that for antique bisque dolls.

Posted: 9:16 am on March 25th

agatha44 agatha44 writes: I would love to learn more about many eras, but the early 21st century would be my pick, from 1920-1940. I really hope I win!
Posted: 9:15 am on March 25th

PinkRoses14 PinkRoses14 writes: There isn't anything in the history of costume I wouldn't love to learn more about!!
Posted: 9:05 am on March 25th

debra078 debra078 writes: I would love to learn more about the evolution and history of textiles in different time periods. I am fascinated with fabric,textures and all vintage. I have taken a few on-line courses with tricia nyguen on historical remake of gloves and other garments- it is just so intriguing always more to learn thanks for the opportunity to win
Posted: 8:34 am on March 25th

lorrainem lorrainem writes: I would love to learn the fashion design of bead work of the first nation/native American princess - headress - and Baby Carrier: Tikinagan
Posted: 11:12 pm on March 24th

user-2445767 user-2445767 writes: I would love to learn more on the late 1800s and the late 1940s - 1950s. I incorporate details from different eras into clothes that I wear everyday. I am a needleworker who enjoys learning about the little details.

Posted: 4:08 pm on March 24th

putnam putnam writes: Pick me! Pick me!
Posted: 2:09 pm on March 24th

LacyLady LacyLady writes: I love historical fashion. I enjoy learning about the fashion in many time periods. My favorite is the Victorian Era (and entire 19th century), but I would also like to learn more about earlier periods, especially the 17th and 18th centuries.
Posted: 12:40 am on March 24th

wolfkit wolfkit writes: The Elizabethan era has long been a favourite of mine.
Posted: 6:35 pm on March 23rd

GigM GigM writes: I've been reading a lot of Renaissance history and historical novels lately--"Sister Queens," "Wolf Hall"--so I would gravitate to that era initially, but I'd quickly branch out to learn about others. Thanks!
Posted: 4:16 pm on March 23rd

Lise_the_hobbit Lise_the_hobbit writes: I have always been intrigued by the sacque dresses of the mid to late 1700s and how they were assembled.
Posted: 1:48 pm on March 23rd

mcspeer mcspeer writes: La Belle Epoque, the Renaissance, Elizabethan era but not English, late Edwardian into the early Twentieth Century and on until the early 40s. I love a lot of fashion periods, and I just love beautiful clothing whenever it was made.
Posted: 1:05 pm on March 23rd

BernadetteFox BernadetteFox writes: I am interested in the early 19th century - especially after watching Downton Abbey. :)
Posted: 8:22 am on March 23rd

dianajanssen dianajanssen writes: I would most like to learn about the late 40s, early 50s.
Posted: 2:58 am on March 23rd

elenarella elenarella writes: I am most fascinated by the fashions of the early 20th Century. I've often added tailored details from this time period to clothing I've made.

Posted: 12:16 am on March 23rd

AFNovice AFNovice writes: I'd love to learn more about fashion in Victorian era England and the Continent.
Posted: 11:19 pm on March 22nd

user-1139316 user-1139316 writes: I'm particularly interested in non-European national fashion from the Renaissance period.
Posted: 11:07 pm on March 22nd

MsHem MsHem writes: I'd like to learn about a the late 1800's to the early 1900's. So many changes in industry spurred changes in clothing, textiles and design. this would be a wonderful addition to a costuming library.

Posted: 9:15 pm on March 22nd

MsHem MsHem writes: what a wonderful source for design ideas. Making something old into something new. Neat!
Posted: 9:09 pm on March 22nd

Sambo Sambo writes: I would love the costume oak as I work with the theater.
Posted: 7:18 pm on March 22nd

bobbinsandbustles bobbinsandbustles writes: I'd love to win this book since I'm super in love with the Victoria aesthetic!
Posted: 7:08 pm on March 22nd

thesemstress thesemstress writes: From the middles ages to the Victorian era, it's all fascinating to me.
Posted: 6:40 pm on March 22nd

Kukana Kukana writes: What a great way to find inspiration!!!
Posted: 6:26 pm on March 22nd

Gossamer_Facade Gossamer_Facade writes: The Victorian Era has to be my favorite time in fashion. I find historical pieces to be very inspirational in general but I find pieces from the Victorian Era to be the most fun to work with and to attempt to incorporate into modern dressing.
Posted: 4:58 pm on March 22nd

lsmcd lsmcd writes: History of costume is so fascinating, so choosing one era is quite difficult. Today, Belle Epoque, tomorrow maybe some Renaissance.
Posted: 3:46 pm on March 22nd

WildSewing WildSewing writes: My favorite era is the 20's and 30's. I would love to own this book as a valuable resource and reference.
Posted: 3:08 pm on March 22nd

Knitnut Knitnut writes: I am very interested in gowns from the Elizabethan period, with the big wired collars. Also, gowns up to the mid-1800's, the more detail the better. I'm having my 60th birthday party at a Renaissaince Fair this year and need to create a knock out dress fit for a Queen! Thanks for this amazing opportunity! I can't wait to see who wins. PS - THREADS ROCKS! What a great source in print and online.
Posted: 3:00 pm on March 22nd

Misty_Rae Misty_Rae writes: I'm a historical reenactor and the Arts and Sciences leader of my local group which means not only am I fascinated with making my own costumes (for my Elizabethan persona as well as my modern closet) but I'm in charge of inspiring people around me to become just as fascinated.

The people in my group recreate clothing from all over the world from 600 to 1600 AD so this book could have something for everyone!
Posted: 2:31 pm on March 22nd

Susan545 Susan545 writes: I love the 40's the most. This would be a great book to add to my collection.
Posted: 2:30 pm on March 22nd

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: Yes, I sure would love to win this book. I would like to choose ' vintage copy cat fashions' that are in vogue today. I wish women dressed like ladies nowadays, instead of generic looking clothing.
Posted: 2:10 pm on March 22nd

auschick auschick writes: I'd love to learn about how fashion has evolved and the influence it has had on society and the role/perception of women. That being said, i'd love to learn more about the early 1900's.
Posted: 2:00 pm on March 22nd

mssheryle mssheryle writes: the 1960s is my fave fashion era
Posted: 1:36 pm on March 22nd

jen0farc jen0farc writes: Would love to learn more from this book
Posted: 1:27 pm on March 22nd

2tango 2tango writes: the 20's for the beautiful bias cuts of Madeleine Vionnet the fantastic embelishments of Elsa Schiaparelli, flappers and wild living

Posted: 12:54 pm on March 22nd

JmTokunaga JmTokunaga writes: Ooh, I'd like to read that new chapter on fashion houses. Couture from the first half of the 20th Century, please. But I'm also fascinated by men's formal clothing and how little it has changed over the decades.
Posted: 12:52 pm on March 22nd

katiebodle katiebodle writes: The history of this is so exciting. I always wonder how the men and women came up with the ideas--the changes---and why some worked and others did not. some of the ideas were crazy and I understand why they were rejected ---but why were others that were crazy worked???? thanks for the chance.
Posted: 12:47 pm on March 22nd

EdelweissPatterns EdelweissPatterns writes: Hmm, well I think I would like more detialed photos from the late Victorian or Early Edwardian period. Even though it's the era I've studied the most, it's also the one that I want to learn morea about, too! There was just such elegance back then.
Posted: 12:40 pm on March 22nd

EdelweissPatterns EdelweissPatterns writes: Hmm, well I think I would like more detialed photos from the late Victorian or Early Edwardian period. Even though it's the era I've studied the most, it's also the one that I want to learn morea about, too! There was just such elegance back then.
Posted: 12:40 pm on March 22nd

ambrerose ambrerose writes: I would love to learn more about the late 1700's. So many of the everyday outfits that were so extravagant.
Posted: 12:23 pm on March 22nd

Nerdychick2001 Nerdychick2001 writes: Gatsby era - the dresses look so comfortable and would flatter any figure, even my rectangle body.
Posted: 12:16 pm on March 22nd

nicolars nicolars writes: Costuming is a subject I love and can spend hours poring over, and I know this book would be a fascinating addition to my collection. Thank you for offering such a great contest!
Posted: 12:14 pm on March 22nd

user-1068810 user-1068810 writes: The 40's and 50's have always been my favorite. BUT with
Downtown Abby I'm kinda into the 20's now.
Nancy B.
Posted: 11:51 am on March 22nd

ReneeJ ReneeJ writes: I would like to learn something about the Belle Epoque era (1890-1914) as this is the theme for a fashion show I am competing in. This book would provide great inspiration for this show, as I really would love to modernize this look. I also like the New Look times, so stylish!
Posted: 11:43 am on March 22nd

CathyB CathyB writes: 1925-WWII Things changed so quickly after Poiret freed women from the corset, but some of the interesting details and fabrics lingered. So much to draw from for making my own projects.

The New Look is also so lovely. I think both eras are where women really evolved stylistically.

Posted: 11:23 am on March 22nd

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: I would like to study all the eras, as I was a costume designer for a few years and would like to do it again.
For me personally though, I like the 60's.
Posted: 11:21 am on March 22nd

susanna susanna writes: The lovely detail work of the Edwardian era is particularly enchanting to me ~ I can't get enough of it! This book sounds GREAT!
Posted: 11:18 am on March 22nd

debit debit writes: I love the 20's as well. The Cloche hats and the I only wish!
Posted: 11:07 am on March 22nd

phyllisincanada phyllisincanada writes: I would love to know more about the fashion of the 1930s - particularly the latter part heading into the War.
Phyllis in Canada
Posted: 11:06 am on March 22nd

dmc000 dmc000 writes: I don't know if I can pick, love the 20's-40's but have some love for the 50's-60's as well :) The details of years past amazes me, such precision and style.
Posted: 11:03 am on March 22nd

Marax Marax writes: Hi, as the newly elected wardrobe mistress to our local theatre in rural new Zealand, this book would be such a valuable addition to our library. We are currently designing and making all the costumes for a pantamine set in the mid eighteenth century. I was really stirred and motivated by the article in my Threads magazine number 165.
Posted: 2:30 am on March 22nd

FlapperGirl FlapperGirl writes: Just like my name implies, I adore the '20s!!! However, that doesn't stop me from always going to the Bristol Renaissance Faire in full costume, so I would also like to learn more about that as well.
Posted: 5:15 pm on March 21st

melindy melindy writes: I am very interested in art history,and how it interacts with our lives and fashion today. This semester I am currently taking a class in the history of jewelry and will soon be studying how fashion influencedjewelry making. This book would support my general fashion studies and could provide a stronger aesthetic grounding for my personal artwork which references clothing/fashion in both structure and concept.
Posted: 2:25 pm on March 21st

user-2443077 user-2443077 writes: I would love to learn more about the victorian era.
Posted: 11:05 pm on March 20th

AdaSharon AdaSharon writes: My favorite fashion era is the 20's even though my body isn't even remotely suited to this style I still find it fascinating.
Posted: 11:03 am on March 20th

Cair Cair writes: I find things I love about all periods, but the farther back I look the more I find the ingenious ways that people got along without handy things like zippers! In addition, there are finishing techniques and construction I would never have known existed that improve my modern sewing. Currently I am working on a set of steampunk inspired costumes for a convention my children and I are attending soon, so I have been elbows deep in Victoriana and abit of early Edwardian style. I love the shapes and layers, and am even considering adding some to my everyday wardrobe because some of the blouses and skirts and coats are just so cleverly constructed and truly beautiful in a way that stands up to the passage of time.
Posted: 11:39 pm on March 19th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I would love to learn about the early 1900s because of how dramatically the styles changed. Well.... that, and the 1950s cause I'm loving all those vintage styles!
Posted: 6:28 pm on March 19th

Serral Serral writes: I would like to learn more about the early 1900's, particularly 1903 when Poiret open his fashion house and the radical change of silhouette, the introduction of photography and it's impact on selling fashion, etc. Amazing textiles and an interesting interpretation of Oriental style in western fashion (Poiret's kimono coats) - love it!
Posted: 6:11 pm on March 19th

user-2442108 user-2442108 writes: 1920's is a decade I love exploring as one of the most innovative silhouette changes and the design lines remain current still. I love it.
Posted: 4:24 pm on March 19th

StitchesByJeni StitchesByJeni writes: I love the Renascence So I would have to go with that time.
Posted: 4:22 pm on March 19th

AndiBrown AndiBrown writes: I would like to read about fashion as it relates to current events, e.g. wartime restrictions on fabric resulting in sleeker silhouettes.
Posted: 1:36 pm on March 19th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: I'd like to know more about the Victoria Era, just a beautiful time.
Posted: 11:04 am on March 19th

organdy organdy writes: opera supplies so many thrilling costume ideas--i would love to add this book to my inspirational collection!
Posted: 10:54 am on March 19th

GinnyLynn GinnyLynn writes: The Victorian era is one that has always intrigued me. As an earlier poster said, the fabrics and silhouettes are lovely.
Posted: 8:47 am on March 19th

thejam thejam writes: The 1940' classy.
Posted: 7:11 am on March 19th

user-1050845 user-1050845 writes: The victorian. Beutiful fabrics and silhouettes.
Posted: 1:04 am on March 19th

SusanInBoston SusanInBoston writes: I'm interested in the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The point at which the transition from clothing that enveloped the figure in yards of fabric to the styles that revealed the figure (and some of the flesh) intrigues me.
Posted: 10:32 pm on March 18th

Thimblefingers Thimblefingers writes: I would love to learn more about the clothing of the 1700's. I love the detail and the extravagance as well as the rich fabrics.
Posted: 10:13 pm on March 18th

Shesews518 Shesews518 writes: I would love to learn about the lovely details in garments from the 1940s.
Posted: 12:59 pm on March 18th

user-1133204 user-1133204 writes: I would be very interested in learning about construction of c1800 era clothing. It has always fascinated me.
Posted: 11:36 am on March 18th

silva silva writes: I would like to learn about the way fashion changed throughout the 50s. I think there was so much change in the way women dressed during this era based on the economy and women becoming a vital force in the corporate work place. Adapting to this new way of life makes this era the most fascinating one in fashion history to me.

Posted: 10:40 am on March 18th

schrodanger schrodanger writes: I think the Era(s) that I would be most interested in would be when a new fiber was introduced to a society. That's evolution.
Posted: 10:18 am on March 18th

Fallingmoon Fallingmoon writes: What I find most intriguing is the repetition and evolution of trends. With lace playing a big role in today's looks, it would be fascinating to see how it has been used through the years.

Thanks Threads for being such a fabulous online resource!
Posted: 10:01 am on March 18th

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