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Decades: A Century of Fashion Hardcover – October 16, 2012
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“An alluring visual record of how a legend wears her clothes.” ―New York Times
“An editorialized take on twentieth-century fashion in away that befits the legacy he's created at Decades.” ―Style.com
“A chic book, its own supermodel of sorts: tall and slim and faintly exotic. Inside, each of the 10 chapters revisits styles of a different era, all in Silver's knowledgeable, slighly sardonic voice.” ―C Magazine
“Cameron Silver know more than a thing or two about shopping vintage - he knows almost everything. And he's putting all of that expertise into his new book Decades: A Century of Fashion, which explores the history of the genre decade by decade, and the lessons vintage can teach about fashion today.” ―Instyle
“[Silver] pays tribute to the iconic styles of the past hundred years in lavish, loving detail, zooming in on fabrics, trims and silhouettes.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“Visually stunning...It's an education about the people who create fashion but also the people who bring the looks to life, which, in this decade dominated by the Hollywood red carpet, is more important than ever.” ―LA Times
“This hefty and gorgeous coffee table book has Silver's flashy personality all over it and contains inspiring photographs of iconic women of decades past, interviews with celebrities and Silver's own words of satorial wisdom. Want to become an expert on vintage fashion? Read this.” ―Fashionista
“VERDICT Beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations of clothing and fashion photography are included, and the book is longer and larger than most tomes on fashion. This is best for readers who want a well-illustrated general overview of 20th-century women's fashion but are not too concerned with a detailed or in-depth account of the subject.” ―Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State College Library, MA
About the Author
Cameron Silver founded the Decades boutique in Los Angeles in 1997. He is a favorite pundit on E! Entertainment and Access Hollywood, and was named one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Names and Faces in Fashion" in 2002. He is a contributing editor at Departures and C Magazine, as well as a consultant to various upscale brands.
Rebecca DiLiberto has written or collaborated on more than a dozen books and contributed extensively to In Style and the Boston Globe. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was pleased that it covered Claire McCardell, one of my favourite modern designers
it has fantastic images to feed this bottomless esthete and intelligently written. I read it in one sitting.
The book is beautifully printed in Italy. I just ordered 10 to give as Christmas gifts!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful full size captures beautifully displays all the decadent fashions!Published 9 months ago by lisa alam
The book is huge and met my expectations. It offers a lot of insider information and details about the head designers and icons of each decade. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Maja
Big book filled with old fashion photography. It has commentary-nothing new, little original, but at least the author parses in English, not fashionbabblespeak. Read morePublished 23 months ago by T. Divens
This was a gift for my fashionista friend and she loved it! I would definitely buy this one again. Beautiful....Published on September 1, 2013 by LSF
Beautiful photographs of 20th century fashions !
A must have book for fashionistas !
Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in fashions of the past 100 years!