James Laver, the 20th centurys leading authority in Britain on the history of costume and fashion, was Keeper of the Department of Prints and Drawings and of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, from 1938 until 1959. Amy de la Haye is Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History & Curatorship at London College of Fashion. She was formerly Curator of Twentieth-Century Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Andrew Tucker is a fashion journalist and author of The London Fashion Book; Dries Van Noten; and Fashion: A Crash Course.
Foreword 1. How it all began 2. Greeks and Romans 3. Early Europe 4. The Renaissance and the sixteenth century 5. The seventeenth century 6. The eighteenth century 7. From 1800 to 1850 8. From 1850 to 1900 9. From 1900 to 1939 10. Rationed fashion to pluralistic style 11. At the turn of the millennium 12. Fashion since 2010