Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990

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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 Wright’s acclaimed guide to wearing and collecting vintage articles is an unmatched and invaluable guide to discovering a more exciting life-of-style today.

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Real? Rare? Or repro? Wonder no more.

With Vintage Fashion: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics, 1900-1990 in hand, expertise on the twentieth century's most influential vintage garments is yours.

Decade by decade, this rich volume explores the evolution of women's fashion in a cultural context, highlighting the most important designers and signature looks in great detail. To complement the detailed text, the book includes more than 250 gorgeous, full-color photographs and illustrations showcasing quality fabrics, innovative techniques, important silhouettes and colors, and exquisite workmanship. As a bonus, a "Key Looks" feature in every chapter provides an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colors, and details that defined each era. Finally, a shopping guide, tips on care, glossaries on fashion terms, and a list of the century's most collectable and important designers round out this invaluable guide.

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.

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