New April Books: Fashion in Detail Series

The Victoria and Albert Museum series “Fashion in Detail” released several ‘new’ titles this month. The authors are primarily curators within the Museum: Rosemary Crill and Verity Wilson are curators in the department of Asian art; Jennifer Wearden is a curator in the department of furniture, textiles, and dress; Lucy Johnston is curator of 19th-century fashion in the Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion. Susan North is Curator, Department of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion, at the V&A. Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles historian and Chief Curator of the former Textiles and Dress Department at the V&A. Claire Wilcox is a leading expert in contemporary fashion who has curated several V&A exhibitions and Avril Hart is an expert in historical dress. Her published work includes Englishmen’s Fashionable Dress: 1600-1799, Ties, and Fans.

The books in the Fashion In Detail series include:

According to the V & A website, the paperback of World Dress Fashion in Detail, was previously released as Dress in Detail From Around the World, in 2004. These books look to be very handy resources for information on the holdings of the V&A, for both the museums fashion collections, but that also incorporates other departments holdings as well.

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