Chinese Dress(9780804836630)

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Tuttle Publishing
Hardcover, Jacketed
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450 color and archival photos and line drawings
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Trim Size:
9 X 12

Featuring over 450 archival photographs and line drawings, Chinese Dress traces the evolution of Chinese clothing from court and formal costumes to the fashions of modern China.

A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated book, Chinese Dress is the essential reference for costume historians, fashion designers and collectors, as well as lovers of beautiful clothes everywhere. Chapters include:
  • Dress of the Qing Manchu Rulers 1644-1911
  • Dress of the Manchu Consorts 1644-1911
  • Attire of Mandarins and Merchants
  • Attire of Chinese Women
  • Republican Dress 1912-1949
  • Clothing of the Lower Classes
  • Clothing for Children
  • Dress in New China 1950-2006
From Imperial robes to foot binding to the cheongsam, Chinese Dress spotlights traditional Chinese dress against a background of historical, cultural and social change, opening a fascinating window for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese fashion history.

About the Author:
Valery Garrett is a respected authority on Chinese dress from the Qing dynasty to the present day. She lectures frequently and has served as a consultant for museums and collections around the world. Her personal collection of Chinese dress has been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, as well as in museums in Hong Kong, Macau, Canada, and Australia.