BookIn 1926, Coco Chanel designed a simple, short black dress described in American Vogue as 'the frock that the entire world will wear'. This lavishly illustrated book with contributions from experts explores interpretations of the 'LBD' throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
BookFor many people across the world, Highland dress, bagpipes and Highland landscapes are the images of Scotland that first spring to mind. Ideas about the Scottish Highlands which took hold around the turn of the 19th century remain to the present day. National Museums Scotland holds a significant collection of...
BookThe popular form of traditional theatre in Japan, known as kabuki, combines drama, music and dance and is presented on spectacular stage settings in lavish costumes. In 19th-century Japan people eagerly acquired pictures of their favourite actor in the latest play. These woodblock prints were a cheap and colourful medium...