10th of December: The Complete Costume History

Costume1In the late 19th century Auguste Racinet published a comprehensive survey, in several volumes, of the evolution of clothing from antiquity to the 1880’s. This work was not only unique in its scope but beautiful with nearly 500 illustrations. In 2003, Taschen reprinted this work in a beautiful complete edition. At 636 pages and weighing nearly 7 kilos The Complete Costume History is not for the faint-hearted but an absolute must for anyone interested in the history of style.

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