Back in Fashion, Western Fashion From the Middle Ages to Present

Back in Fashion, Western Fashion From the Middle Ages to Present

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Back in Fashion, Western Fashion From the Middle Ages to Present
Giorgio Riello
Yale University Press, 2020

This engaging volume tells the history of Western fashion, exploring how and why it has influenced people’s attitudes, actions, and beliefs since the Middle Ages. It focuses on themes specific to particular periods—such as the significance of medieval sumptuary laws that limited expenditure on clothing; the use of black in early modern Europe; the role of sports on clothing in contemporary times; and the rise of luxury in the new millennium. Author Giorgio Riello investigates how fashion has shaped and continues to characterize Western societies, impacting the lives of millions of people and their relationship to the economy and politics.


English - 289 Pages - 20.3 cm x 1.3 cm x 25.4 cm - 1.3 Kg
ISBN: 9780300218848


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