A visual journey through the fashion of the decades, Vintage Fashion enables the reader to identify key designers, shapes, textiles, stitching, and other details and characteristics that define the most influential pieces of the twentieth century. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction to the era, offering an overview of the designers of the time and their key influences. The chapter then develops along themes - such as textile, print, stitching, shape and cut, fabric technology and manufacture as well as colour - according to the most groundbreaking developments of the time and noting the special details and characteristics that mark a piece as authentic. Each decade ends with a 'key looks' spread showing an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colours and looks that defined the era. The book concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original vintage pieces, along with a glossary of fashion terms and the century's most collectable designers.
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Foreword by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes. Shopping guide and vintage pieces by Mark and Cleo Butterfield. Contributing authors include: Emma Baxter Wright, fashion lecturer and author; Kate Mulvey, author and journalist; Sarah Kennedy, media commentator, journalist and magazine editor; and Karen Clarkson, fashion writer and TV broadcaster.Review:
"This book is a goldmine of artful archive pics and to-die-for dresses" The Sunday Express
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008151807