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Title:
The Fairchild encyclopedia of accessories
Author:
Tortora, Phyllis G.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Fairchild Publications, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 165 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781563672835
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This new reference provides a broad overview of contemporary fashion accessories. Not only does the work focus on individual categories of fashion, but it also examines the components from which accessories are constructed. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource for anyone seeking information about fashion accessories.


Author Notes

Phyllis G. Tortora is Professor Emerita at Queens College, where she was department chair for 17 years, teaching historic costume and furnishings and textiles. Among the textbooks of which she is the author or co-author are Survey of Historic Costume and Fairchilds Dictionary of Textiles, 7th edition. She also serves as a consultant to the Historic Costume Collection of the Huntington Historical Society in Huntington, New York.
Bina Abling teaches in the Fashion Design departments of FIT and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is the author of Fashion Sketchbook, 4th Edition, Advanced Fashion Sketchbook, Model Drawing, and Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories and Interior Design. Bina's knowledge and experience comes from 10 years in the fashion industry and 15 years of teaching.


Table of Contents

Components of Accessories: Textiles in Accessories
Laces and Braids
Leather
Furs
Feathers
Gems, Gem Cuts and Settings
Straw and Strawlike Materials
Closures
Embroideries and Sewing Stitches
Other Decorative Materials Used to Ornament Accessories
Other Materials Used in Accessories
Accessories: Belts
Eyewear
Footwear
Gloves
Handbags and Related Accessories
Headwear, Veils and Hair Accessories
Hosiery
Jewellery
Luggage
Shawls, Scarves and Handkerchiefs;Ties and Neckwear
Umbrellas
Watches
Wigs and Hairpieces
Other Accessories
Appendix A Associations
Appendix B Bibliography
Text Features
Definitions of all the relevant terms for styles and features for each category of accessories and components
Two major parts: Components of Accessories explores those materials from which accessories are made or with which they are decorated
and Accessories, covering all the major types of accessories
Introductions with brief discussion of history and significance to fashion
Structure is described and illustrated in an 'anatomy' section
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