Containing page after page of fabulous Twenties fashions, this exhaustive sourcebook documents the season-by-season fashions of the Twenties' Jazz Age with an impressive selection of over 500 original photograph and prints. This is an essential handbook for all fashion historians, students and vintage enthusiasts with its beautifully beaded dresses, cloche hats and strappy shoes. It reveals the daring elegance of the fashionable flappers and "bright young things" who came to define this remarkable era of female emancipation and stylish looks. An informative introduction written by fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix addiitonal highlights the fashion trends of the period and provides a fascinating analysis of the emerging fashion industry from haute couture to ready-to-wear.
Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures on Critical and Historical Studies at Winchester School of Art, Central Saint Martin's, the Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She regularly contributes to exhibition catalogs and academic volumes. Recent projects include the exhibition and book Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, 1930s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook and 1940s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook. Charlotte Fiell is a world-renowned authority on the history, theory and criticism of design, and has written over 40 bestselling books on the subject.
Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.