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By Hart, Avril
A history of the tie from the 1670's to the present which draws on contemporary pictorial and written sources and photographs of high fashion examples of ties. It offers insights into neckwear worn by historical characters such as Samuel Pepys and the Regency dandy Beau Brummell ...
By Hart, Avril; Taylor, Emma
A look at fans through the ages, illustrated in colour with examples from the V & A's famous dress collection. It traces the evolution of the art of fan making and the social uses of fans from the 17th century to early in the 20th century, one of the most recent examples being a ...
By Wilcox, Claire
Exploring changing styles and usage, this account features a wide range of bags from delicate draw-string and richly worked ecclesiastical purses, to large 18th-century work-bags and tiny reticules worn by slender-waisted Empire beauties.
By Pratt, Lucy; Woolley, Linda
This account traces the history of footwear from the Middle Ages right up to the flamboyant styles of the late 1990s. Specially commissioned photographs highlight the elegance and beauty of embroidered shoes from the 17th and 18th centuries, and the delicate slippers worn by Vict ...
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