Vintage Fashion And Couture: From Poiret To McQueen

Vintage Fashion And Couture: From Poiret To McQueen

Vintage Fashion and Couture: From Poiret to McQueen

A sumptuous survey of vintage fashion and couture from the 1910s to today.

Vintage Fashion and Couture: From Poiret to McQueen tells the story of fashion through the work of its key design talents and the memorable women who have worn their designs. It explores designers' careers through a dazzling range of clothes and accessories, and explains what makes each item so desirable and why it was so important for the fashion world. It describes the designers' role among their contemporaries, and their influence on the world of fashion.

The author, a world-renowned expert in vintage fashion, organizes the book by decade with each chapter focusing on a number of important designers and the most influential style icons. Fashion pieces are shown in color photographs with descriptive captions that include the current vintage price range, making it a practical resource for vintage shoppers.

The designers and style icons in the book are:

  • 1910s: Poiret, Lucille, Fortuny, Gallenga, Paquin, Liberty & Co. Style icon: Lillie Langtry
  • 1920s: Patou, Lanvin, early Chanel. Style icon: Baba d'Erlanger
  • 1930s: Schiaparelli, Molyneux, Mainbocher, Vionnet. Style icon: Duchess of...

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