Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Icons of Vintage Fashionand#160;
is an encyclopedic visual journey through womenand#8217;s fashion that features the most remarkable vintage items ever sold on the resale market. Classified by decade and accompanied by the history of each itemand#8217;s creation, the almost 1,000 articles of clothing and bags depicted in this book offer a panoramic look across the evolution of style. In addition, illustrated features explore memorable fashion moments and personalities, from a designerand#8217;s retrospective, to a collectorand#8217;s biography, to an interview with an expert. This comprehensive volume also includes a practical guide to the best addresses for vintage shopping around the world, as well as tips for bargain hunting and getting the most out of auctions.and#160;
Praise for Icons of Vintage Fashion:
and#147;Splendid and beautifully produced . . . This elegant, informative collection truly brings vintage garments to life for fashion historians and general readers.and#8221; and#151;Publishers Weekly
About the Author
is an authority on contemporary and vintage fashion. After working for Yves Saint Laurent, first in fabrics and then in the studio, she organized the first AuctionArt fashion auction and the contemporary fashion fair Rendez-Vous, and she continues to collaborate with many Parisian auction houses. Angand#232;le Rincheval Hernu
began her career in ready-to-wear with Hermand#232;s, Prada, and Miu Miu. She worked at the communication department at Yohji Yamamoto for two years before becoming a freelance writer for Parisian cultural clubs and the web magazine Maison dand#8217;Exceptions