A Portrait of Fashion

A Portrait of Fashion

Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery

Paperback288pp Illustrated277x227mm

9781855145566     Product Code: 508571


Featuring around 190 reproductions from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, this richly illustrated history examines the significance of the clothing used in portraiture over 600 years. From Henry VII’s squirrel-fur-lined coat to Queen Elizabeth II’s collar of Arctic fox, the authors explore the purpose and original context of the styles, fabrics and accessories chosen by each sitter, and examine the ways in which clothes can reflect class, status, personality and power.

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