Today, as in the earliest times, people wear clothes not only
for warmth and comfort, but also to show their position in
society or simply to look good and attract a partner.
CLOTHES OF THE MODERN WORLD looks at how fashions have changed in the last 200 years, as increasing industrialization has brought a greater range of garments and new fabrics, and traces the development of both haute couture and street style. Stunning detailed artwork on every page recreates clothes from Victorian crinolines and frock coats to miniskirts and sportswear.