Greville St Bookstore


September 25, 2009, 7:38 am
Filed under: Fashion

One-Hundred-yearsOne Hundred Years of Menswear
Cally Blackman
Laurence King, $75

A rich, comprehensive collection of images covering the revolution in menswear over the last 100 years with text by fashion historian Cally Blackman. Rare photography and illustrations reveal the elegant tailoring of Savile Row and tough khaki and denim of the uniform and workplace giving way to an exuberant array of styles and colours as the century progresses. Packed with images of Hollywood style icons, the artist personalities of the 1930s and more, the evolution of menswear from practical to peacock is explored in an array of rarely-seen photographs and illustrations. The impact of Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and other designers is contrasted with the street fashion of the 1960s, punk and the clubbing scene to bring together the story of the flourishing menswear scene in one invaluable book. A unique collection, One Hundred Years of Menswear will prove indispensable for all fashion students, historians of dress and lovers of men’s clothes.

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