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Vintage Fashion Complete

Nicky Albrechtsen

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The most ambitious and comprehensive book on women’s vintage fashion ever published, featuring over 1,000 garments dating from the 1920s to the 1980s


Unlimited inspiration for fashion designers, stylists, collectors and style-setters everywhere

• Explores every aspect of a woman’s vintage wardrobe in over 1,000 stand-out examples, from dresses and skirts to hats, shoes and bags, drawn from fashions from the 1920s to the 1980s.

• Not just another history of fashion, this is a survey of how fashion past continues to inspire fashion present – as seen on the street, on the catwalk, and on devotees such as Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

• Designs by world-famous names feature alongside lesser-known brands beloved of collectors, such as Lilli Ann and Horrockses Fashions.

• Unique handmade pieces as well as icons of vintage fashion, from Marilyn Monroe’s bra to the Ossie Clark dress that famously features in David Hockney’s painting.

• Includes invaluable practical tips on how to build a collection, and how to date, clean and care for vintage clothing.

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'The most comprehensive and ambitious guide to vintage fashion ever produced'
Vintage Explorer Magazine

'Brilliant … beautiful … a real definitive guide to style throughout the 20th century and an incredible reference for anybody interested in vintage fashion and design'

'Indispensable as a reference book for the vintage fashion enthusiast, 'Vintage Fashion Complete' truly is a “Fashion Bible” '
Inretrospect Magazine

'Opens a window on how good ideas skip the years to fertilise a future designer’s imagination'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback without Jacket

Size: 30.8 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 432 pp

Publication date: 13 October 2014

ISBN: 9780500517611

About the Author

Nicky Albrechtsen is the proprietor of the Vintage Resource Studio in Brick Lane, London, which provides costumes and props to the theatre and media.

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