This unrivaled and exceptional fashion resource is an immersive 150-year visual odyssey which tracks year-by-year, decade-by-decade, the ever-changing fashion landscape from 1850 to the present.
Like an around-the-world vacation through resort locations and timeless fashions, the history of resort clothing is fashion at its most fun.
Accessories created by the great designers provide not only enormous pleasure but also offer a crystallized image of their creator's vision. This volume celebrates the visionary hats, bags, shoes, belts, scarves, gloves and jewels fashioned by deigners of the 20th century, beginning with Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel and Schiaparelli and continuing through to Azzedine Alaia, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino and Vivienne Westwood.
Couture: The Great Designers was published in 1985 and contains 60 chapters about individual designers and couturiers, describing their work as fashion artists. New York Fashion, 1989, looks at the development of American fashion as based primarily in New York. The Couture Accessory was published in 2002 and features all original photography of runway accessories, paradigms of designers’ style. Resort Fashion, 2009, ravishingly illustrated, examines how much of contemporary dress is derived from clothes worn for leisure, particularly resort.
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