Children's Costume

Children's Costume

The Complete Historical Sourcebook

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive and detailed survey of Western children's historical clothing features hundreds of categorically organized, specially drawn illustrations that reflect a broad range of periods and include descriptions of fabrics, trimmings, and accessories.

Norton Pub
The most comprehensive and detailed survey of Western children's historical clothing ever published—an invaluable resource for designers and historians.
John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of apparel from earliest times to the present day, for both boys and girls. The hundreds of specially drawn illustrations reproduce in meticulous detail a host of examples from every era of children’s clothing: the fringed and tasseled outerwear of Eastern antiquity, medieval tunics and fur-trimmed hats, exquisite seventeenth-century miniature gowns, delicate nineteenth-century printed cotton dresses and slippers, and the denim sportswear of our own time. There are also special pages on children’s caps, hats, bonnets, berets, shoes, and more.The specially drawn pictures are arranged in six chronological sections and accompanied by full descriptions that include details on fabrics, trimmings, and accessories. An invaluable time chartsummarizes the development of children’s clothes throughout the centuries.

Book News
For clothes designers, museum personnel, fashion historians, costume designers, and collectors, this meticulously assembled resource charts children's clothing from antiquity to the present. About 750 clear, generous-sized color representations of children of various ages in various garb are depicted in illustrations drawn specially for this volume. Each garment is also fully described in text, including details of fabrics, trimmings, and accessories. Arrangement is chronological in sections with titles that reflect changing attitudes toward children; for example, the 19th century saw a new identification of children and childhood as distinct from adulthood, yet from 1967 to the present day, attitudes (at least in fashion) have switched back to children as little adults. Peacock is a costume and fashion designer who was affiliated with BBC Television for many years. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780500514887
Branch Call Number: 391.309 PEACO
Characteristics: 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm


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