Fashion enthusiasts need look no further for style inspiration and knowledge than this definitive guide to all things chic. Through more than 1,000 stunning photos of the most fashionable women's garments from the past 100 years, whether from the 1950s printed housedresses or from the 1980s sequined shoulder pads, this comprehensive tome explores the elegant shapes, signature pieces, classic looks, and perennial themes that defined twentieth-century style. Fashionistas, fashion designers and design students, and vintage clothing collectors and enthusiasts will be delighted and inspired by authoritative text and gorgeous I-want-to-wear-that looks--all presented in a volume of magnificent proportions. Fashion history has never looked so good.
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).