Copying the look of the world's celebrities and stars is a recurring feature of magazines and blogs. Here we take a vintage view, looking back at the 25 most iconic women of the past century and how to emulate their looks with up-to-the minute fashion advice. Each look, whether it's Brigitte Bardot's Bombshell, Audrey Hepburn's Ingenue or Grace Kelly's American Classic, is deconstructed. Along with key information on the vintage designers and fashion styles of the time, there are styling tips, hair and make-up techniques and shopping lists to aid in acquiring vintage and reproduction pieces. Each chapter opens with an image of the icon of each style, and images of similarly styled celebrities or models. The book concludes with a directory on vintage and reproduction-vintage boutiques as well as hair and makeup stylists who can create period looks.
Sarah Kennedy is author of The Swimsuit and a contributing author of Vintage Fashion, both by Carlton. British-born, she is now based in New York City where she works as a journalist for women's magazines, including Red and Grazia in the UK and Marie Claire in the US.
Introduction; Louis Brooks: Flapper; Jean Harlow: Tea Dancer; Marlene Dietrich: The Femuline; Wallis Simpson: Mistress; Mitford Sisters: English Aristo; Marilyn Monroe: Goddess; Audrey Hepburn: The Ingenue; Grace Kelly: Ice Princess; Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood Glamour; Jackie O: American Classic; Brigitte Bardot: The Bombshell; Twiggy: Ultra Mod; Jean Shrimpton: British Classic; Marianne Faithfull: Rock 'n' Roll Girlfriend; Talitha Getty: Boho Contessa; Francoise Hardy: Euro Chic; Bianca Jagger: Studio 54; Grace Slick: Combat Chic; Joan Jett: Rock Chic; Debbie Harry: New Wave; Lauren Hutton: Simply 70s; Diana Ross: Diva; Kate Bush: Free Spirit; Molly Ringwald: Indie Girl; Cindy Crawford: Glamazon; Directory; Index; Acknowledgements.