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What is, and what was luxury? This publication celebrates a world history of the lavish and the luxurious, through 350 extraordinary objects—fashion, jewellery, art, furniture, design and more. Discover how different cultures have defined luxury and the impact of such excess on the evolution of society, as a way to undermine or underline the status quo. Consider the the prominent role of women in defining luxury and wih it, the ebb and flow between excess and moderation.