The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

2021 ADH Book of the Year

Shortlisted Books

The following seven books were shortlisted for the 2021 ADH Book of the Year:

The Adorned Body: Mapping Ancient Maya Dress, Nicholas Carter, Stephen D. Houston, and Franco D. Rossi, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, United States, 2020.


Libertine Fashion: Sexual Freedom, Rebellion, and Style,
Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.


Stuart Style: Monarchy, Dress and the Scottish Male Elite,
Maria Hayward, Yale University Press, London, England, 2020.


Japanese Dress in Detail,
Josephine Rout with Anna Jackson, Thames and Hudson, in Association with The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 2020.


Worn: Footwear, Attachment and the Affects of Wear,
Ellen Sampson, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.


Paris Fashion and World War Two: Global Diffusion and Nazi Control,
Lou Taylor and Marie McLoughlin, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.


Carnival to Catwalk: Global Reflections on Fancy Dress Costume,
Benjamin Linley Wild, Bloomsbury, London, England, 2020.

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