Auguste Racinet
TASCHEN, Cologne, 2006, English; originally published in French, 1876–88
Nonfiction, Fashion Design
ISBN: 9783822850954

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through the end of the 19th century, the great work—published in six volumes containing nearly 500 plates—remains, to this day, unique in its scope and detail.

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Guo Pei

I believe that design can never be too far away from the past. Designers should learn about the past to inform their own designs and become a part of history themselves. From this standpoint, you can see the influence of what I've learned from this book on my work today. This book has had such a great influence on me that I even donated it to the China Fashion Association library to inspire others.



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