A welcome, needed update of an early landmark dictionary on dress; a must have for all who care about the A to Z of fashion. (Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota)
Nearly forty years on and now hard to find save in reference libraries, the volume reappears as The Dictionary of Fashion History, skillfully enlarged and re-edited by Valerie Cumming, formerly Deputy Director of the Museum of London. Given fresh life and thorough coverage from 1900 through the present day, the new dictionary is once again ready to prove itself a trustworthy guide and companion to all those interested in the absorbing study of clothing. (Ann Saunders, Editor of Costume 1967-2007)
Valerie Cumming is Chairman of The Costume Society, and formerly the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of London.