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mem1 | Posted in General Discussion on

I am about to have a birthday so Ibought myself a present . It is the best book on fashion etc that I have ever read!!!

It contains the most marvellous photos of the Kyoto Fashion Institute collection and is published by Taschen.I really recommend it as a great source of inspiration and very interesting in its discussion and commentary on why fashion was as it was .

Its full tital is “FASHION A history from the 18th to the 20th century.


  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    This book is on my "I want it" list. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it and can't wait to get myself a copy!

  2. Desiderata | | #2

    May I ask where you purchased this book? I have tried Amazon but cannot find it. Thank you.

    Edited 7/22/2004 9:22 am ET by Desiderata

    1. Elisabeth | | #3

      I happened to see this book in real life at Saks. I had to stop my snoop shopping and check it out, amazing photographs and tons of them. I have also seen it available here http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/index.shtml The book is on my lustlist too.

      1. SewTruTerry | | #4

        Elisabeth I love the hedgehog site I already bookmarked it on my webpage.  Now about the book that you are lusting after if I am not mistaken that book is available at the Williams and Mary Bookstore next to Historic Williamsburg.  I saw it in the window of the store but did not have enough time to really peruse the aisles or ask anyone for it. I did notice from your profile that you are in Virginia so how far are you from Williamsburg?

        1. Elisabeth | | #5

          I am in Scottsville, quite a ways from Williamsburg, 70 miles northwest of Richmond. I sometimes go to the Saks in Richmond when I visit my daughter who is in nursing school there.

          This time around in my second sewing phase in life I am starting to really enjoy studying period clothing. I am happy that there are more books devoted to the subject these days. It is nice to know that I have good company in oohing and aahhhing over clothing of long ago.

          1. teacozy | | #6

            The bookstore at Williamsburg is a Barnes and Noble. If they have a copy there you can get it other B&N stores ,B Dalton or Barnsandnoble.com . I have found that company to be quite nice to work with.

          2. Elisabeth | | #7

            Good idea. I am going to Charlottesville today and I was actually planning to stop by the B&N there if I had time. I'll see if they have it. Thanks!

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