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Phaidon

The Anatomy of Fashion by Colin McDowell

$100
Phaidon

The Anatomy of Fashion by Colin McDowell

NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Description
Part essential history, part inspirational sourcebook, The Anatomy of Fashion is the ultimate guide to how we dress, why we look the way we do, and how this has changed over time. Seasoned fashion commentator Colin McDowell breaks fashion down into specific parts of the body, examining in detail how each has been clothed, and then maps out the different considerations that influenced clothes in the past and still do so today.

In a series of essays on major themes and looks in fashion, McDowell also explores how the separate elements of fashion fit together, showing how anatomical and historical influences have interacted to shape the way we dress as well as the work of designers and labels ranging from Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen to Carhartt and Diesel. What emerges is a broad, accessible, and visually rich picture of the forces at work in the creation and development not just of clothing, but of all aspects of appearance.
Details
Format
Hardcover
Length
358 pages, 450 color illustrations, 150 black and white illustrations
Dimensions
12" by 9.4"

* Out of stock.

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France 32 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40 40 - 42 42 - 46
US 00 - 2 2 - 4 6 - 8 8 - 10 10 - 14
UK 4 - 8 8 - 10 10 - 12 12 - 14 14 - 18
Standard XS, XS/S, XXS, OS S, XS/S, OS M, M/L, OS L, M/L, OS XXL, OS
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Jeans 22 - 25 25 - 28 27 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 33

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Footwear Size Chart

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US 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5
France 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5
Brazil 33 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5
Japan 21 21.5 22 22.5 23 23.5 24 24.5
Korea 210 215 220 225 230 235 240 245
China 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5
Italy 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41
UK 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8
US 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
France 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
Brazil 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40
Japan 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28
Korea 250 255 260 265 270 275 280
China 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41

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