This book is a comprehensive library of dress styles to be used as a
reference for the fashion designer, fashion student and anyone
interested in the fashion industry. The book is a springboard for ideas.
Designer-educators Tracy Fitzgerald and Alison Taylor document all
aspects of the dress, offering a lexicon of design inspiration.
Illustrated with a superb catalogue of visual imagery, the book provides
a common fashion language of terminology and is supported by a glossary
of terms, and cross-references for further research. Creating an
overview of how the dress evolved and its impact on the fashion
industry, the authors pay homage to the experimental, the beautiful, and
the innovative, showing how a dress can encapsulate a designer’s vision
and can often act as the key piece within a collection.