The ability to read a dress has connected women throughout all of the centuries through the world of fashion. In a way, clothing is a form of communication. It is something that we absorb at a level below the intellect. There are so many different ways to express yourself with clothing, especially for women.
- There are endless resources for costume historians, which outlines academic methods for interpreting clothing as artifact.
- “How to Read a Dress” is not an exhaustive costume history but an art book and a glossary — a guided tour of a costume collection by a docent in the know.
- The curated collection offers an uneven but fascinating fashion primer that invites you to make connections across centuries.
“Whether you’re a costume nerd or just casually curious, How to Read a Dress will give you some insights into the language of dress.”