Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry (Historical Dictionaries of Professions and Industries)



From the first animal skin body coverings, to these days’s high fashion collections, fashion has held crucial role in the evolution of mankind. The fashion industry has, and continues to make, major contributions to our cultural and social environment. It’s an industry that responds to our inherent eager for tribal belonging, our socio-economic needs, individual lifestyles, status stratification and profession apparel requirements. The fashion industry is fast-paced, complex and ever changing, based on consumer needs. All through the world, vast numbers of people give a contribution to this industry, every with the shared goal of supplying an end product of a particular price point directed at a target consumer.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations. This book is a wonderful resource for students, researchers, and any person wanting to know more about the fashion industry.
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