Must Read: Fashion – The Definitive History of Costume and Style

I was lucky to get a preview of  Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style at the Bask-It Style Lounge during the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks ago. I could have spend a good 10 hours flipping through the pages.

It truly is the definitive history of costume and style and takes you through the ancient times all the way to today documenting various periods of fashion.

The book is available for $50.00, which is an incredible deal for a book this large and heavy. (Trust me, I almost fell over when I first picked it up.) I would highly recommend this to any fashion student, designer, or fan.

Thank you DK Publishing for sending me my own copy – I will treasure it for years to come.

Here’s how they describe the book:

Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing.

Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion catalogs the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture.

Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style — whether it’s the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

About Gail McInnes (320 Articles)
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Gail McInnes has made an indelible mark on the Canadian fashion and entertainment scenes; managing and guiding the careers of some of the country's most notable talents, including Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan, Stephen Amell (CW's Arrow), Natalie Brown (The Strain), Brad Goreski (E! Fashion Police), and more. Visit for more information or email

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