Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels

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Fashion?that means glamour, creativity, and always the expression of a certain attitude toward life. This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion, from its origins in the nineteenth century until our own time. Which social, historical, and cultural developments coalesced to allow fashion to become what it is today? Which designers had especially significant impact on their fashion eras, and what did their creations look like? Informative chapters that introduce each era coupled with extensive portraits of the groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs work together to form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid development that took fashion from the liberation of women from the corset all the way to the creations of modern designers.


Additional Information


Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: H.F.Ullmann Publishing Gmbh (August 15, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9783848001217
ISBN-13: 978-3848001217
ASIN: 3848001217
Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 10.3 x 2.3 inches


Charlotte Seeling was born in 1941 and trained as a journalist. Her career path led her to management positions such as chief editor of Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and the French Marie Claire. Charlotte Seeling lives in Mieming, Austria, writing books and working as a consultant in the areas of lifestyle and fashion. With Fashion, she has drawn on her years of experience and unique know-how to produce what has become a standard work for the realm of fashion.

2 reviews for Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels

  1. 5 out of 5


    “Fashion – 150 Years” is an encyclopedic work, not only in content but in size and weight. Fashion is taken from about the mid 1800s to the present. Seeling locates the beginnings of modern fashion about 1860 when the English clothing designer Charles Frederick Worth working in Paris put labels with his signature on the gowns he designed. Seeling sees this as turning clothing–however ornamental, stylized, or individualized–into art–Worth was the first “fashion designer.”

  2. 5 out of 5


    Huge, detailed, wide ranging and wonderfully illustrated. If you buy only one book on fashion, this should be the one.

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