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.

2022 ADH Book of the Year

Shortlisted Books

The following five books were shortlisted for the 2022 ADH Book of the Year:

Elizabeth Block, Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion, MIT Press, 2021 

Shaun ColeMiles Lambert, (2021) Dandy Style 250 Years of British Men’s Fashion, Manchester Art Gallery and Yale University Press, 2021 

Lesley Ellis Miller and Ana Cabrera (eds.), Silk: Fiber, Fabric and Fashion. Thames and Hudson, 2021.

Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism, University of Illinois Press, 2021 

Alison Toplis, The Hidden History of the Smock Frock, Bloomsbury, 2021 

Shortlisted Books from Previous Years


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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