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The 16th Century German who created the first fashion book
June 10, 2013
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How did a 16th Century accountant end up creating one of the most unique documents in the history of fashion – the world’s first fashion book?

Creating fashion history is not something you would normally expect from an accountant.

But in an extraordinary undertaking spanning 40 years a style-obsessed accountant from Augsburg in Germany recorded in detail what he wore, creating what historians now think is the world’s first fashion book.

Interested in clothes from a young age, Matthaeus Schwarz started commissioning watercolour paintings of himself at the age of 23 and continued until he was 63. No other pictorial record like it exists, say experts.

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