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Vintage Fashion is the ultimate guide to the most exemplary women's clothing from the turn of the twentieth century through the end of the 1980s. Along with a detailed, authoritative text, this gorgeous book offers more than 250 outstanding full-color photographs showcasing the quality fabrics, innovative techniques, silhouettes, shapes, and exquisite workmanship that are testimony to enduring and influential styles.

Each chapter focuses on a specific decade and is a rich survey of each era, placing the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context. The most important designers and signature looks are discussed in detail and emphasized through beautiful illustrations, photographs, and fabric swatches. Finally, each chapter ends with a Key Looks feature that offers an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colors, and details that defined each era.

Vintage Fashion concludes with a shopping guide, which not only offers tips on where to buy vintage pieces, but also how to care for them, and glossaries on fashion terms and the century's most collectable and important designers. The definitive word on the most influential designers and looks of the twentieth century, this book is an invaluable resource for lovers of fashion and vintage clothing as well as a source of inspiration for designers and those looking to spice up their personal style.

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Real? Rare? Or repro? Wonder no more.

With Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990 in hand, expertise on the twentieth century's most influential vintage garments is yours.

Decade by decade, this rich volume explores the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context, highlighting the most important designers and signature looks in great detail. To complement the detailed text, the book includes more than 250 gorgeous, full-color photographs and illustrations showcasing quality fabrics, innovative techniques, important silhouettes and colors, and exquisite workmanship. As a bonus, a "Key Looks" feature in every chapter provides an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colors, and details that defined each era. Finally, a shopping guide, tips on care, glossaries on fashion terms, and a list of the century's most collectable and important designers round out this invaluable guide.

Synopsis:

The definitive word on the most influential designers and looks of the twentieth century, Vintage Fashion is a gorgeous resource for fashionistas, vintage clothing fanatics, and designers of all ages and varieties. Whether an aspiring fashion professional or simply a lover of vintage styles, Emma Baxter Wrights acclaimed guide to wearing and collecting vintage articles is an unmatched and invaluable guide to discovering a more exciting life-of-style today.

About the Author

Emma Baxter-Wright studied fashion at St Martin's College of Art and Design and taught at the London College of Fashion. A former fashion editor, she has contributed articles to The Face, iD, Just Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Fine Art Collector.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062120861
Author:
Wright, Emma Baxter
Publisher:
Collins Design
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.875 x 8.5 in 10.4 oz

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Product details 224 pages Harper Design - English 9780062120861 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Real? Rare? Or repro? Wonder no more.

With Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990 in hand, expertise on the twentieth century's most influential vintage garments is yours.

Decade by decade, this rich volume explores the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context, highlighting the most important designers and signature looks in great detail. To complement the detailed text, the book includes more than 250 gorgeous, full-color photographs and illustrations showcasing quality fabrics, innovative techniques, important silhouettes and colors, and exquisite workmanship. As a bonus, a "Key Looks" feature in every chapter provides an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colors, and details that defined each era. Finally, a shopping guide, tips on care, glossaries on fashion terms, and a list of the century's most collectable and important designers round out this invaluable guide.

"Synopsis" by , The definitive word on the most influential designers and looks of the twentieth century, Vintage Fashion is a gorgeous resource for fashionistas, vintage clothing fanatics, and designers of all ages and varieties. Whether an aspiring fashion professional or simply a lover of vintage styles, Emma Baxter Wrights acclaimed guide to wearing and collecting vintage articles is an unmatched and invaluable guide to discovering a more exciting life-of-style today.
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