From end of the 19th century capes, collars, muffs and trims to the elegant tailored full length coats and dresses leading up to rationing and World War II, this densely illustrated investigation of fur fashion is a combination of social and fashion history. Tanning techniques, the invention of machines that could sew hides, and the art of tailoring all synergistically coalesced to change how fur becomes fashion.
A must-have addition to any costume and fashion historian/designer’s library. The story continues in the companion volume: Ladies in Furs 1940-1990.
Ladies In Furs 1900-1940 –
Anna Municchi is a graduate in journalism who writes on fashion and costume for Italian newspapers and fashion magazines. She is a specialist in the furs sector and is the author of three volumes of The Twentieth Century Histories of Fashion: Furs for Men, Ladies in Furs 1900-1940, and Ladies in Furs 1940-1990.