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Treasures of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

By (author) Allison Taylor


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  • More than 275 garments and accessories arranged chronologically
  • Fabulous colour photographs of pieces ranging from a gilt-embroidered Jacobean jacket to dramatic silk brocade robes á la française, to elaborate turn-of-the-century couture gowns by the House of Worth, to iconic designs by modern masters such as Charles James and Alexander McQueen
  • Concise introductions to each era of fashion describe the contemporary trends and cultural influences
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2020, with numerous promotions throughout the year
  • The perfect small gift for the fashion lover
Full Description

A visual history of fashion that fits in the palm of your hand.

Drawing from the extensive Textile and Fashion Arts Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this miniature history of European and American fashion features some 275 garments, accessories, and related works of art from the 17th century to the present. Dress historian Allison Taylor introduces each new era with a concise overview of the period's fashionable styles and silhouettes, as well as the underlying historical and cultural influences. This chic Tiny Folio is the perfect gift for fashionistas and fashion historians alike.

About the Author
Allison Taylor, Curatorial Research Associate, completed her master's degree in Dress and Textile Histories from the University of Glasgow in 2018. Most recently, she has contributed text for the forthcoming survey Women Who Revolutionized Fashion: 250 Years of Design (Rizzoli, 2020).
Abbeville Press
25th Nov 2020
111 mm x 101 mm
336 Pages
300 color
Name of series
Tiny Folio
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