• Title: Vintage Fashions for Women: 1920s-1940s
  • Author: Kristina Harris
  • ISBN: 9780887409868
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vintage Fashions for Women s s There is always another old dress lurking around the corner waiting to be rescued says Kristina Harris A cornucopia of full color photographs of fun sophisticated frivolous and glamorous fas
    There is always another old dress lurking around the corner, waiting to be rescued, says Kristina Harris A cornucopia of 403 full color photographs, of fun, sophisticated, frivolous, and glamorous fashions on live models include rich satin evening gowns, fun flapperish beaded dresses, sleek and classic suits, knickered and skirted bathing suits, distinctive cloche hats,There is always another old dress lurking around the corner, waiting to be rescued, says Kristina Harris A cornucopia of 403 full color photographs, of fun, sophisticated, frivolous, and glamorous fashions on live models include rich satin evening gowns, fun flapperish beaded dresses, sleek and classic suits, knickered and skirted bathing suits, distinctive cloche hats, beaded bags, elaborate shoes, and a splendid host of accessory items From whimsical anecdotes to wonderful historical details that help bring the era alive, this book conveys a vivid picture of the women of Jazz and Big Band era Garnish this with specific and sound advice on using style, construction, and other details to value, identify, date, and further enhance items in your collection A value guide is included to help experienced collectors and novices alike as they search for new discoveries For everyone who has admired the fashions of the 20s, 30s and 40s, this book will be treasured possession.

    One Reply to “Vintage Fashions for Women: 1920s-1940s”

    1. Let me preface this revue by saying I am not a collector of Vintage fashion. (And if someone is considering this book for that purpose they probably want something much more recent anyway.) I am a person who dresses vintage style daily - I don't care if what I wear is genuine or simply looks it. In fact I prefer repo, self-made, and more modern pieces that look vintage (i.e. 70s does 30s) - I don't have to worry about destroying a piece of history and such items tend to be cheaper and sturdier. [...]

    2. A very basic reference book. I suppose it would be helpful if you want to learn about collecting vintage fashions, but I was looking more for a reference book. There are some nice black and white images and fashion plates as well as color images of modern era women wearing reproductions/vintage garments. However, the photos of the modern-era women wearing 1920s vintage/reproduction were a bit out of focus or poorly lit in some cases and the rest of the styling was more fitting the 90s (when the [...]

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