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Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990 Hardcover – October 23, 2007
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From the Back Cover
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.
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.
Karen Clarkson has written and styled for Glamour, Grazia, OK!, Elle, and Jalouse.
Sarah Kennedy has written and edited for numerous fashion magazines for more than twenty years. Most recently, her articles have appeared in She, InStyle, Glamour, and Marie Claire.
Kate Mulvey contributes regularly to numerous British publications, including the Sunday Times and The Independent. She is also the author of Decades of Beauty: The Changing Image of Women 1890s-1990s and a contributing author of Key Moments in Fashion.
Top Customer Reviews
I don't think there is any one "diffinitive" guide for vintage fashion, it is impossible to find in one book. This is an overlook into each decade. I certainly feel that I got my money's worth. The shopping guide could have been expanded, but all you have to do is "google" and there are thousands of resourses at your fingertips!
As to learning "how" to wear vintage fashion, I think as with any fashion or style, it is just an instinct. If you love it, wear it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is for my wife who does costumes for school plays and community plays. She is always looking for period clothes pictures.Published on February 11, 2014 by David C Hockenberry
I got this for my sister as a gift and she absolutely loves it, the only downside was that it took a week longer than expected to actually ship to me...Published on January 8, 2013 by T. MACALUSO