Non-wrinkling, silk jersey clothing, with bold and colorful prints signed by the most distinguished fashion designers of the day, became popular in the 1960s, especially for glamorous people who traveled worldwide. It was dynamic clothing photographed by the celebrity press that became coveted by the general public. This book is the first serious record of those textiles that swept the fashion world and inspired copycat items for ready-to wear customers. Over 350 gorgeous color photographs display party and casual styles of "signature prints" that remain classic today. Italy's Emilio Pucci started the rage, and he was quickly followed by fashion designers Mr. Dino, Paganne, Eduardo, and more. See hundreds of signature prints from 18 clothing designers as well as many unknowns. These pages drip with color and high-fashion style, including period shoes, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories that relate the author's keen knowledge of the style and period. The book is nostalgic and inspiring. These originals bring high prices today and contemporary signature prints are again important fashion statements.
Roseann Ettinger is an authoritative dealer in vintage fashions from Hazleton, Pennsylvania. She has written numerous books on popular clothing, jewelry, and fashion accessories of the 20th century, and welcomes questions by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.