note - this list is under compilation and subject to change -- please see all columns at this stage

Baker, Patricia. Fashions of a Decade: The 1940s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Barnard, Malcolm. Fashion as Communication. Routledge, 1996.

Barnes, Ruth, and Joanne Eicher, eds. Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning in Cultural Contexts. New York: Berg, 1997.

Barthes, Roland. The Fashion System. Translated by Matthew Ward and Richard Howard. Hill and Wang, 1983.

Bell, Quentin. On Human Finery. 2nd Edition. Schoken, 1976.

Berry, Sarah. Fashion and Femininity: Screen Style in 1930s Hollywood. Series: Commerce and Mass Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Binder, Pearl. Muffs and Morals. William Morrow & Company, 1953.

Breward, Christopher. The Culture of Fashion: A New History of Fashionable Dress. Manchester University Press, 1995.

Breward, Christopher. The Hidden Consumer: Masculinities, Fashion and City Life 1860–1914. Manchester University Press, 1999.

Breward, Christopher, Becky Conekin, and Caroline Cox, eds. The Englishness of English Dress. Berg Publishers, 2002.

Bruhn, Wolfgang, and Max Tilke. A Pictorial History of Costume from Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century. Dover, 2004.

Bruzzi, Stella. Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies. Routledge, 1997.

Bruzzi, Stella, and Pamela Church Gibson, eds. Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis. Routledge, 2000.

Brydon, Anne, and Sandra Niessen, eds. Consuming Fashion: Adorning the Transnational Body. Berg Publishers, 1998.

Carter, Michael. Fashion Classics from Carlyle to Barthes. Berg Publishers, 2003.

Chierichetti, David. Edith Head. Harper Collins, 2003.

Coleridge, Nicholas. The Fashion Conspiracy: A Remarkable Journey through the Empires of Fashion. Michelin House, 1988.

Connikie, Yvonne. Fashions of a Decade: The 1960s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

 Fashions in Hair. Peter Owen Ltd., 2000.

Corson, Richard. Fashions in Make-up. Peter Owen Ltd., 2004.

Costantino, Maria. Fashions of a Decade: The 1930s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Crill, Rosemary. Dress in Detail from Around the World. Series: Dress in Detail. Victoria & Albert Museum, 2004.

Cumming, Valerie. Understanding Fashion History. Costume & Fashion Press, 2004.

Davis, Fred. Fashion, Culture, and Identity. University of Chicago Press, 1992.

DelGaudio, Sybil. Dressing the Part: Sternberg, Dietrich, and Costume. Rutherford, 1993.

Dreser, David, and Garth S. Jowett, eds. Hollywood Goes Shopping. Series: Commerce and Mass Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2000.

Duet, Caroline. How to Tell the Fashions from the Follies. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.

Esquevin, Christian. Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label. The Monacelli Press, 2008.

Fillin-Yeh, Susan, ed. Dandies: Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture. New York University Press, 2001.

Fishcer-Mirkin, Toby. Dress Code: Understanding the Hidden Meanings of Women’s Clothes. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1995.

Flügel, J C. The Psychology of Clothes. The Hogarth Press, 1950.

Fraser, Kennedy. The Fashionable Mind: Reflections on Fashion, 1970–1981. Knopf, 1981.

Gaines, Jane, and Charlotte Herzog, eds. Fabrications: Costume and the Female Body. Routledge, 1990.

Garland, Madge. The Changing Form of Fashion. Praeger Publishers, 1970.

Gledhill, Christine, ed. Stardom: Industry of Desire. Routledge, 1991.

Gutner, Howard. Gowns by Adrian: The MGM Years 1928–1941. Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Harper, Sue. Picturing the Past: The Rise and Fall of the British Costume Film. British Film Institute Publishing, 1994.

Head, Edith, and Paddy Calistro. Edith Head’s Hollywood. Dutton, 1983.

Herald, Jacqueline. Fashions of a Decade: The 1970s. B.T. Batsford, 1991.

Hoefflin, Steven M. The Beautiful Face: The First Mathematical Definition, Classification, and Creation of True Facial Beauty. Self-published, 2002.

 Seeing Through Clothes. Viking Press, 1978.

Hollander, Anne. Sex and Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Joselit, Jenna Weissman. A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America. Owl Books, 2001.

Karney, Robyn. Cinema: Year by Year. Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2004.

 A La Mode: On the Social Psychology of Fashion. Translated by F. Bradley. Introduction by Tom Wolfe. The Seabury Press, 1973.

König, René. The Restless Image: Sociology of Fashion. Translated by F. Bradley. Introduction by Tom Wolfe. George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1973.

Leese, Elizabeth. Costume Design in the Movies. Ungar Publishers, 1977.

Lehmann, Ulrich. Tigerspring: Fashion in Modernity. The MIT Press, 2000.

Lipovetsky, Gilles. The Empire of Fashion. Princeton University Press, 2002.

Lurie, Alison. The Language of Clothes. Random House, 1981.

Maeder, Edward. Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film. Thames & Hudson, 1990.

Martin, Richard, and Harold Koda. Jocks and Nerds: Men’s Style in the Twentieth Century. Rizzoli, 1988.

McDonald, Paul. The Star System: Hollywood’s Production of Popular Identities. Wallflower Press, 2000.

Mendes, Valerie, and Amy de la Haye. Lucile, Ltd. Victoria & Albert, 2009.

Mizejewski, Linda. Ziegfeld Girl: Image and Icon in Culture and Cinema. Duke University Press, 1999.

Pecktal, Lynn. Costume Design: Techniques of Modern Masters. Back Stage Books, 1993.

Prichard, Susan Perez. Film Costume: An Annotated Bibliography. The Scarecrow Press, 1981.

Racinet, Auguste. The Complete Costume History. Taschen, 2003.

 Dress and Morality. Berg Publishers, 2004.

Ribeiro, Aileen. The Gallery of Fashion. Princeton University Press, 2000.

Roach, Mary Ellen, and Joanne Bubolz Eicher. Dress, Adornment, and the Social Order. John Wiley & Sons, 1965.

Rose, Helen. Just Make Them Beautiful. Dennis Landman, 1976.

Are Clothes Modern? An Essay on Contemporary Apparel. Paul Theobald, 1947.

Rudofsky, Bernard. The Kimono Mind. Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982.

Sharaff, Irene. Broadway & Hollywood: Costumes Designed by Irene Sharaff. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co, 1976.

Stacey, Jackie. Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship. Routledge, 1994.

 Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now. Yale University Press, 1997.

Steele, Valerie. Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. Berg Publishers, 1988.

Stover, Laren. The Bombshell Manual of Style. Hyperion, 2001.

Street, Sarah. Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film. Wallflower, 2001.

Time-Life Books. This Fabulous Century: 1950–1960. Time-Life Books, 1970.

Wilson, Elizabeth. Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity. University of California Press, 1985.

Woodforde, John. The History of Vanity. Alan Sutton Publishing Limited, 1992.

Vreeland, Diana, and Dale McConathy. Hollywood Costume: Glamour, Glitter, Romance. Abrams, 1976.


Adburgham, Alison., (1964), Shops and Shopping, London, Allen & Unwin Ltd.

Arnold, J, (1964) Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's Dresses and their Construction, Volume 1, c.1660-1860 Wace.

Arnold, J, (1972) Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's Dresses and their Construction, Volume 2, c.1860-1940 MacMillan.

Angelogolou, M., (1970), A History of Make Up, London, Studio Vista Ltd.

Bell, Q., (1976), On Human Finery, London.

Broby-Johansen, B., (1968), Body and Clothes, Faber & Faber Ltd.

Boucher, François, (1996) A History of Costume in the West. London. Thames and Hudson Ltd.

Brogden, J., (1971), Fashion Design, Studio Vista.

Byrde, Penelope (1992) Nineteenth Century Fashion, Batsford, London

Buxbaum, G (Editor) (1999) Icons of Fashion in the 20th Century, Prestel, Munich.

Carter, Ernestine., (1975), 20th Century Fashion, Eyre Methuen Ltd.

Collier, G., (1929), Harlequinade, Tonbridge Printers.

Colville, John., (1977), The New Elizabethans, Collins.

Cooper, W., (1971), Hair - Sex, Society, Symbolism, London, Aldus Books Ltd.

Cunnington, C, W and P. (1970), A Handbook of English Costume in the 19th Century, Faber.

Edwards, Robb and Anne., (1977), The Queen's Clothes. Rainbird Publishing Group.

Ewing, Elizabeth., (1971), Fashion in Underwear, London, Batsford Ltd.

Ewing, Elizabeth., (1974), History of 20th Century Fashion, London, Batsford Ltd.

Garland, Madge., (1962), Fashion, Penguin Books Ltd.

Grosvenor, Peter and McMillan, James., (1973), The British Genius. J. M. Dent

Gunn, F., (1973), The Artificial Face, Newton Abbott, David & Charles Ltd.

Hartnell, Norman., Silver and Gold, (1955), Evans Brothers.

Hill, M. H., and Bucknell, P. A. , (1967), The Evolution of Fashion, London, Batsford.

Howell, Georgina., (1975), Vogue - Six Decades of Fashion, Allen Lane.

Ireland. Patrick John.  Introduction to Fashion Design Batsford.

Ireland. Patrick John.  Fashion Design Illustration. Batsford.

Irwin, J., (1955), Shawls, London, V & A Museum, HMSO.

Ironside, Janey., (1973), Janey, Michael Joseph Ltd.

König, R., (1973), The Restless Image, Allen & Unwin Ltd.

Lady's Realm 1904-1905, (1972), London, Arrow Books Ltd.

Laver, J., (1966), The Age of Optimism, Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Laver, J., (1969), A Concise History of Costume, London, Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Laver, J., (1969), Modesty in Dress, William Heinemann Ltd.

Leslie, A., (1972), Edwardians in Love, London, Hutchinson & Co., Ltd.

Mackrell, A, (1997) An Illustrated History of Fashion. 500 years of Fashion. Batsford Costume Books.

McMillan, J., (1978), The Way We Were 1900-1914. London, William Kimber.

Moore, D, Langley, (1949) The Woman in Fashion. Batsford.

Nunn, Joan (2000) Fashion in Costume 1200-2000, Herbert Press.

O'Hara, Georgina (1986) Fashion and Fashion Designers, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London.

Peacock, J, (1994) 20th Century Fashion the Complete Sourcebook, Thames and Hudson Ltd London.

Peacock, J, (2000) Fashion Accessories. The Complete C20th Source Book, Thames and Hudson Ltd London.

Priestley, J. B. , (1970), The Edwardians, W. Heinmann Ltd.

Pringle. P., (1975), Fashion, In Focus Books/Nelson. Raverat, G., (1957).

Scarisbrick, (1989) Jewellery. London. Thames and Hudson Ltd.

Fashion Drawing - The Basic Principles. (1993) Anne Allen and Julian Seaman. Batsford.

Seaman, Julian, Fashion Illustration. Batsford.

Seaman, Julian, Professional Fashion Design. Batsford.

Tozer, J. and Levitt, S. (1983) Fabric of Society: A Century of People and Their Clothes 1770- 1870. Laura Ashley Publications.

Tweedsmuir, S., (1966), The Edwardian Lady, Duckworth & Co.

Waugh, N. (1954) Corsets and Crinolines.

Waugh, N., (1973), The Cut of Women's Clothes, Faber & Faber Ltd.

Whiteman, (1978), Looking Back At Fashion 1901-1939, EP Publishing Ltd.

Willett-Cunnington, Dr. C. (1952) Englishwomen's Clothing in the Present Century, Faber & Faber Ltd.

Wilcox, (1963), Five Centuries of American Costume, London, Charles & Black.

Wilson, E. and Taylor, Lou. (1989) BBC Books London Yarwood, (1955), English Costume, Batsford, Ltd.

Weston, Pauline (1979) Dissertation.  A Comparative Study Between the Edwardian Hostess and the Edwardian Seamstress.


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Barnard, M. (ed.) Fashion Theory: A Reader. New York: Routledge.

Barnard, M (2007) 'Fashion Statements: Communication and Culture’ Barnard, M.(ed.) Fashion Theory: A Reader. New York: Routledge.

Flugel, J.C., (1966), The Psychology of Clothes, Hogarth Press Ltd.

Ribeiro, A. (1986) Dress, Art and Morality. Batsford.

Roach, M. E., (1965), Dress, Adornment and the Social Order, N. York, Wiley and Sons Ltd. Strata of Society, (1974), V & A Publication.

Roach, M. E. & Eicher, J. B., (1973), The Visible Self, New Jersey, Prentice-Hall.  

Veblen, T., (1957), The Theory of the Leisure Class, Allen & Unwin Ltd.

Amy de la Haye and Cathie Dingwall, with photography by Daniel McGrath. (1996). Surfers Soulies Skinheads and Skaters - Subcultural Style From the Forties to the Nineties. Victoria and Albert Museum.