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The Fashion Chronicles: The style stories of history's best dressed
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The Fashion Chronicles: The style stories of history's best dressed (Hardback)

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From BBC television and radio presenter Amber Butchart, The Fashion Chronicles is an exploration of 100 of the most fascinating style stories ever told.From Eve's fig leaf to Hilary Clinton's pantsuit, the way we choose to clothe our bodies can carry layer upon layer of meaning. Across cultures and throughout history people have used clothing to signify power and status, to adorn and beautify, even to prop up or dismantle regimes.



Here, explore the best-dressed figures in history, from Cleopatra to Beyonce, Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Some have influenced the fashion of today, while some have used their clothing to change the world. But all have a sartorial story to tell.



Entries include:









Tutankhamun





Boudicca





Eleanor of Acquitane





Genghis Khan





King Philip II of Spain





King Louis XIV of France





Catherine the Great





Marie Antoinette





Karl Marx





Amelia Earhart





Josephine Baker





Frida Kahlo





Malcolm X





Marsha Hunt





Beyonce





Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie





...and many more

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryFashion & textiles: designArt, Fashion & PhotographyFashionHistory of fashionPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFashion & society Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group Publication Date: 06/09/2018 ISBN-13: 9781784723811  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Amber Butchart is a BBC television and radio presenter, and an associate lecturer at London College of Fashion. Her series A Stitch in Time aired on BBC4, exploring the stories behind the clothes worn by some of the most fascinating figures in history. She presented From Rags to Riches for BBC Radio 4 and Civilisations Stories for BBC One. She is the author of four previous books, Fashion Illustration in Britain, The Fashion of Film, Nautical Chic and Amber Jane Butchart's Fashion Miscellany.

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Customer Reviews

Very interesting if your are interested in fashion and how it changes. I saw the BBC "A stitch in time"series and was intrigued about what else on facts I could learn. Only missed a little lexicon with all the fashion terms explained - preferably with a picture.

- 03/05/2019
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