The Rose in Fashion : Ravishing

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'This book is astonishing in its breadth, presenting both a valuable reference point for anyone interested in the enduring appeal and power of the rose, and an excellent resource for students and designers alike' - Journal of Dress History

A fascinating exploration of how the rose has inspired fashion over hundreds of years

This book which accompanies an exhibition at MFIT foregrounds innovative, refined and challenging fashion design from elite 18th-century woven silks to the latest gender-neutral catwalk trends and Alexander McQueen rose dresses. Drawing upon fashion clothing, everyday dress, millinery, fine jewellery, perfume, artificial and fresh roses, multiple expert contributors make reference to love, beauty, sex, sin, gendered identities, rites of passage, transgression, degradation, and death.

This sumptuously illustrated book also includes a contribution and stunning images of roses by visionary photographer Nick Knight. Wild yet cultivated, savage yet delicate, this flower has remained an enduring symbol perhaps due to its versatility and the dichotomies it represents.

  • Author: Amy de la Haye
  • Hardcover: 240 pages | 200 colour and black and white illustrations
  • Date published:  September 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300250084
  • Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 22.0 cm

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