Best dressed : 200 years of fashion in Australia
Joel, A 1984, 'Best Dressed: 200 Years of Fashion in Australia', Collins, Sydney, Australia
Alexandra Joel looks over 200 years of fashion in Australia. The aim of the book was to "create an accessible history which relates fashion's changing nature to the broad development of Australian society as a whole", and thus avoids a more academic perspective, done through a series of pictures with text information, in order to establish "to establish underlying themes from what has formerly been just a proliferation of disparate trends and images". While it does cover the 18th and 19th centuries, as the title suggests, it's primarily focused on the 20th century going up to 1984, encompassing styles that have been seen on "the street, on the beach, in newspaper headlines, trendy boutiques and...magazines". Given that this book covers such a broad range of history, it will be of high relevant use to my client as they can get a historical context to items in their apparel.