This expanded and updated edition of John Peacocks unrivalled collection of drawings ranges over eleven centuries of English historical costume. More than a thousand clear and detailed illustrations, plus notes that pinpoint specific features such as fabric, decoration, accessories and cut, make each costume immediately comprehensible. With additional pages covering the past decade and a new chart showing the main changes in fashion through the centuries, this is an essential reference for students of theatrical design and fashion, amateur drama groups and anyone interested in the history of costume.
John Peacock has worked as a fashion and costume designer and lecturer in fashion history. He was for several years senior costume designer for BBC Television, and is the author of many books, including The Fashion Sourcebooks, 20th-Century Fashion, Men's Fashion, Fashion Accessories, 20th-Century Jewelry, The Chronicle of Western Costume, Shoes and The Complete Fashion Sourcebook, all published by Thames & Hudson.