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8 October

Fashion: a timeline in photographs: 1850 to today – Book

Milbank has literally selected looks for each year in her timeline, beginning with cartes de visites, which were created by French photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri in 1854 and including the styles popular in 1860 — princess-cut dresses and walking skirts. She shows a full page of “The Worth That Launched a Thousand Copies,” a dress by one of the first couturiers to become famous, Charles Frederick Worth, which came in gray silk trimmed with black velvet details and resembled piano keys. The book covers the Twenties, the Thirties and takes an affectionate look at the Sixties and Seventies. It goes all the way up to fashion’s Instagram stars of 2015. Pre-order your copy HERE