In An Influential Fashion

In An Influential Fashion

An Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-and Twentieth-century Fashion Designers and Retailers Who Transformed Dress

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Identifies the major designers and retailers who have impacted 19th- and 20th-century American fashion and culture.
The authors offer profiles of 164 fashion designers and retailers from many countries who have had the most impact on American dress and culture from the late 19th century through the year 2000. Each entry introduces a fashion personality or retailer whose influence on the industry reflected societal, political, and/or economic change. The commercial side of fashion, neglected in most fashion encyclopedias, is explored here, with details of licensing agreements and marketing innovations not easily found elsewhere.

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From Abercrombie & Fitch to Ladicorbic Zoran, an encyclopedia of the people and organizations around the world that have left the greatest mark on American fashion. Entries include relevant dates, places, and awards as well as a summary of the designer or retailer's societal, economic, or political impact. Includes details of licensing agreements, marketing innovations, and other facets of the commercial side of fashion. Appendices list designers and retailers by century, country, and specialty and provide contact information for fashion schools, museums, and professional organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780313312205
Characteristics: xv, 371 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kellogg, Ann T. 1968-


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