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  • Author:
    Cassie Davies-Strodder,Jenny Lister,Lou Taylor
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    V & A Publishing (May 5, 2015)
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Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister and Lou Taylor. Firbank was an enthusiastic shopper and bought her clothes from the world's leading couture houses, including Lucile, Redfern and Mascotte, as well as private dressmakers and department stores

Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister and Lou Taylor. London : V&A Publishing, 2015. Firbank was an enthusiastic shopper and bought her clothes from the world's leading couture houses, including Lucile, Redfern and Mascotte, as well as private dressmakers and department stores. Her collection forms an invaluable record of fashionable Edwardian taste over a period of some 15 years.

Over 80 years ago, Heather Firbank packed away her extensive collection of fine clothes, bought from London's . Through the story of Heather's own life, both joyous and troubled, this book celebrates the central role of clothing in creating a single woman's identity.

Over 80 years ago, Heather Firbank packed away her extensive collection of fine clothes, bought from London's very best dressmakers and tailors. These treasures lay undiscovered for the next 30 years, until after her death, they were given to the V&A, laying the foundations for the Museum's world-famous collection.

Authors of London Society Fashion, 1905 – 1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank are Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, and Lou Taylor.

What I didn't guess though, was how much I was going to love London Society Fashion, 1905 - 1925: The Wardrob. The Heather Firbank collection has an added layer of meaning because so many of the original receipts are present, along with, in many cases, sketches, photographs, or clippings of a particular dress. The dress above was made in 1912 by Lucile, the famous Lady Duff-Gordon. Authors of London Society Fashion, 1905 – 1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank are Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, and Lou Taylor.

Cassie Davies-Strodder is a curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion department at the V&A. Jenny Lister is a curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion department at the V&A. Her exhibitions 60s Fashion (V&A 2006) and Grace Kelly: Style Icon (V&A 2010). Lou Taylor is Professor of Dress and Textile History at the University of Brighton and author of The Study of Dress History (2002) and Establishing Dress History (2004). Designer in Detail: Charles James (hardback).

London Society Fashion 1905–1925 The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank.

Jenny Lister and Cassie Davies-Strodder are curators at the V&A Brand new Book. The V&A is an invaluable resource for costume designers.

Jenny Lister and Cassie Davies-Strodder are curators at the V&A. Lou Taylor is professor of dress and textile history at the University of Brighton, England. J Scott, Costume, Vol. 50 Issue 1, 2016.

London Society Fashion 1905–1925. The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank’s evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank’s own fashion cuttings albums

London Society Fashion 1905–1925. By Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, and Lou Taylor. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank’s evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank’s own fashion cuttings albums. Jenny Lister and Cassie Davies-Strodder are curators at the V&A. More Fashion & Style.

by Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, Lou Taylor. Downton Abbey -era fashion is explored through the life and extensive wardrobe of real-life Edwardian London socialite Heather Firbank (1888-1954), whose treasures, bought from the world's leading couturiers and the very best dressmakers and tailors in London, were gifted to the V&A after her death.

Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister, Lou Taylor. Susannah Buxton, EMMY award-winning costume designer for Downton Abbey (Series 1 & 2) Over 80 years ago, Heather Firbank packed away her extensive collection of fine clothes, bought from London's very best dressmakers and tailors.

Downton Abbey–era fashion is explored through the life and extensive wardrobe of real-life Edwardian London socialite Heather Firbank (1888–1954), whose treasures, bought from the world’s leading couturiers and the very best dressmakers and tailors in London, were gifted to the V&A after her death. The collection forms an invaluable record of a stylish and wealthy woman’s taste from about 1905 to 1920, and actually served as inspiration to Downton Abbey’s Emmy Award–winning costume designer, Susannah Buxton. Beautifully illustrated with new photography of Firbank’s evening gowns, tailored suits, and hats, the book also features contemporary photographs and pages from Firbank’s own fashion cuttings albums.

Zadora
Another wonderful V&A fashion book! I am an Edwardian era fan, especially regarding dress and society, so this was perfect for me. Many of the photos are available in the V&A online collection, but I enjoyed viewing it together, including accessories, in the context of Heather's family and somewhat awkward place in society. Was also interesting learning about the many London dressmakers now forgotten. If you enjoy this book, I also recommend V&A's House of Worth and Lucile.
Jek
This is a really nice book covering the fashionable wardrobe of Heather Firbank, donated to the Victoria & Albert museum. The best parts of the wardrobe are the earlier parts, when miss fir bank was your & dressed very fashionably. Apparently her tastes grew quieter & more conservative as she grew older.
Cordanius
One of my favorite fashion books. Great photos, including construction details, period ads, receipts, hats and accessories. Text is great too.
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Have read this through cover to cover twice since receiving it the other day. Great insight. Inspiring content. I hope to see the gowns in an exhibit one day.
Jeb
A wonderful look at what a woman actually wore at the beginning of the 20th century. Good pix.
Uscavel
Beautiful Book. I went to the Fashion Exhibit at the V & A in London this summer. Purchased copies of this book as a gift for a friend and myself. If you love fashion and/or are a fan of Downton Abbey, this is a book for your collection. Amazing collection, stunning photos and enjoyable text.
Silver Globol
love this- getting it for a friend. very downton abbey!
Beautiful Clear photos and great history. Up-close details on some garments included. Worth the price!