Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors' items, scarves were an important innovation of 20th-century fashion, and were at the height of their popularity in the 1940s and 1960s. This is the definitive work on scarves in the 20th century, featuring artists' designs, important textile designers and designer brands, as well as the wider role of scarves in social history and advertising.
Nicky Albrechtsen is the proprietor of the Vintage Resource Studio in Brick Lane, London, which provides costumes and props to the theatre and media. Fola Solanke is a costume designer for film and television historical dramas.
Introduction * The Style of an Era * Artists' Scarves * Textile Designers * Scarf Companies * The Couture Scarf * Social Documentary * The Travel Scarf * Advertising * Collectables * A-Z Biographies of Designers * A-Z Index of Companies * Guide to Fabric Types * How to Date a Vintage Scarf * Conservation and Storage * Resource Guide * Further Reading