20th Century FashionBook - 2004
Offers a history of fashion, style, and popular clothing designers during the twentieth century.
Firefly Books Ltd
A style bible that traces 100 years of fashion history, illustrated with archival photographs including seminal fashion images, and profiles of 250 designers. Published in association with Vogue magazine.
One hundred years of style by decade and designer.
The twentieth century experienced the most fashion changes in history: from hoop skirts to mini skirts, from wearing cotton to plastic. Fashion was as turbulent as the times. Throughout it all, Vogue magazine was there, as the leading visual filter.
20th Century Fashion, published in association with Vogue magazine, is the definitive style bible for anyone interested in the past, present and future of fashion. It takes a fresh look at fashion history over the twentieth century and charts the evolution from corsets to Coco Chanel to punk.
The book chronicles and explores one hundred years of developments and movements, including:
- 20s flappers
- Christian Dior's New Look
- Swinging Sixties
- New Romanticism
- 90s Eclecticism
Illustrated with eye-catching archive images, 20th Century Fashion also features the work of the photographers who helped immortalize seminal fashion images. An A-Z section profiles two hundred and fifty of the greatest fashion designers who inspired, created and altered the course of fashion -- from Azzedine Alaïa to Zoran by way of Balenciaga and Yohji Yamamoto.
20th Century Fashion is an informative and inspirational look at how fashion reflects and projects social mores and individual values.
Watson, author, designer and fashion editor, examines twentieth century fashion decade by decade, and then designer by designer. She traces the outside influences of fashion, including the changes in manufacturing, the era of rationing, and the ways the street transformed the runway. The many photographs and illustrations come from the archives of a leading fashion magazine. Although she does not include references, she does include a subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)