The definitive work on scarves in the twentieth century, featuring work by artists and important textile designers and brands.
Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors items, scarves were an important innovation in twentieth-century fashion. From Art Deco through 1950s Hollywood, the Swinging Sixties, and beyond, scarves have expressed the constant evolutions in style, representing every major decorative arts movement over the past century and into the present one. This marvelously illustrated compendium showcases the work of a wide range of international designers: Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Zandra Rhodes, Nicole Miller, and many more. Here are more than 250 scarves, beautifully reproduced in color, and many never before seen in print. The book includes concise biographies of more than fifty scarf designers, retailers, and manufacturers, and a useful resource guide provides expert advice on dating and conservation, museum collections, vintage fairs, and specialist dealers.
Nicky Albrechtsen is a costume designer and the proprietor of the Vintage Resource Studio in Brick Lane, London. She is the coauthor of "Scarves" (978-0-500-51564-8).
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
'A beautifully produced tome with full-page, full-colour illustrations of exquisite scarves ... a book to treasure' - Scotland on Sunday 'A rich and welcome compendium, an invaluable resource for designers, collectors and humble pattern addicts alike' - World of Interiors 'It's darling ... sumptuous' - Mail on Sunday 'Fascinating ... the neck's big thing' - The Lady 'Gorgeous ... "I don't give a chic!" reads the subversive slogan on a 1990s scarf by Moschino. This book will appeal precisely to those who do' - Country Life 'A rainbow-bright sourcebook of scarves ... reveals some unexpected gems' - Harper's Bazaar