Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Reference Resource of the Week

“This 3 volume set offers information on “all aspects of clothing and adornment in human culture, from ancient Egyptian wigs to space suits.”

Fetching articles on things like Parisian Runways, Tattoos, Jockey Shorts, Mannequins, Powdered Wigs, Chastity Belts, Footbinding, G-strings and Zippers and Zoot suits.

Did you know that…

Hollywood actresses popularized the wearing of nail polish in the West? The new lacquer was made from nitrocellulose…… an early recipe consisted of scraps of film, alcohol and Castor oil.

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