Retro Style: Vintage Fashion Through the Decades

Retro Style Vintage Fashion Through the Decades An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the th century Retro Style examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments of the years from to Each sump

  • Title: Retro Style: Vintage Fashion Through the Decades
  • Author: Emmanuelle Dirix
  • ISBN: 9780300215526
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Retro Style examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments of the years from 1900 to 2000 Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events, politics, technology, and advertising that inspired its mostAn authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Retro Style examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments of the years from 1900 to 2000 Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events, politics, technology, and advertising that inspired its most celebrated designs By offering a thorough socio economic context for the progress of high fashion through the years, the book provides a new perspective on such iconic items and significant trends as the cocktail dress, the Chanel suit, the tunic dress, boho chic, Futuristic chic, and others The century s most famous designers including Lanvin, Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior, Givenchy, Versace, and Calvin Klein are profiled here, their influence and imagery conveyed through annotated head to toe looks and photographs of signature pieces and outfits Also included are other, all but forgotten designers whose work nonetheless changed the way clothing is designed, made, promoted, and sold Beautiful illustrations include design drawings, fashion photographs, and vintage fashion advertisements together with an introductory timeline, this exceptional volume presents a meaningful narrative for the creation and lasting appeal of the last century s fashion.

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    1. This has to be my favorite "vintage style" book. Mostly because it goes lightly into what influenced fashion in the decade we are Reading about. I enjoyed it. You get what the tin says.One thing that I would have liked more of, was more Pictures. But I guess that that's something you can google on your own, I still would have liked some more in the book. It also suffers from format, every decade gets the exact same amount of pages, regardless of content. It makes sence to have some rules, for in [...]

    2. Dressing the Decades: Twentieth-Century Vintage Style - Emmanuelle Dirix Gorgeous pictures and a lot of interesting context. I heard of The New Look, but I didn’t get what was new about it, until I learned about the French fashion industry under occupation in WWII. Oh, well that changes things. Library copy.

    3. I really liked this beautiful book that portraits a really comprehensive list and illustrations of the most prominent examples of the fashion styles that characterized each decade. Here is the cover of the book I read:The book walks the reader through all the mythical stores where the great ideas of fashion are developed, such as Prada, Versace, YSL:And there is a nice timeline with a little sampling of each one of the decades:There are also little notes about some of the most prominent names in [...]

    4. I'm not into fashion in my personal life. Not only have I never been in an economic class where it was possible to be part of high fashion but I've always thought that there was so much more to do with money than just get pricy clothes. Emmanuelle Dirix's historical look back on fashion of the 20th century offered this non-fashionable historian a lot to love.The book is split into 10 chapters, one per decade, but within each we get social, economic, political, and cultural information about each [...]

    5. Breathtaking illustrative history of 20th century fashion. Comprehensive, but easy to read. Would make an interesting book for lovers of fashion, or those researching the costume/dress, and how it's changed, throughout the decades. Mostly focuses on women's fashion.

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