WAISTCOATS: From the Hopkins Collection 1720-1950


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WAISTCOATS from the Hopkins Collection features 160 waistcoats for men and women from c.1720 to c.1950, both fashionable and work-a-day. A few examples were never finished or have been unpicked in the past. The waistcoats are shown with close-up details of their shape, construction, and decoration, alongside images of people wearing similar footwear from the same time period. This is the second in a series of books each focusing on a different group of objects from this large and significant collection.

The authors, Alan and Vanessa Hopkins, have been collecting historical clothing, textiles and accessories in the United Kingdom for more than forty years.

Sir Roy Strong, who wrote the foreword, is a Patron of The School of Historical Dress

Jenny Tiramani, the series editor, is a dress historian, theatre designer and Principal of The School of Historical Dress.

Hardback: 216 pages
Publisher: The School of Historical Dress (28 February 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 9 780993 174414
Product Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 2.4 cm

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