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Icons of Vintage Fashion
Definitive Designer Classics at Auction 1900-2000
Icons of Vintage Fashion
Authors: By Pénélope Blanckaert and Angèle Rincheval Hernu
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 1-4197-1042-7
EAN: 9781419710421
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 10/22/2013
Trim Size: 7 1/2 x 10
Page Count: 504
Cover: Hardcover with jacket
Illustrations: More than 1,000 photographs

About the book
Icons of Vintage Fashion is an encyclopedic visual journey through women’s fashion that features the most remarkable vintage items ever sold on the resale market. Classified by decade and accompanied by the history of each item’s creation, the almost 1,000 articles of clothing and bags depicted in this book offer a panoramic look across the evolution of style. In addition, illustrated features explore memorable fashion moments and personalities, from a designer’s retrospective, to a collector’s biography, to an interview with an expert. This comprehensive volume also includes a practical guide to the best addresses for vintage shopping around the world, as well as tips for bargain hunting and getting the most out of auctions. 

Praise for Icons of Vintage Fashion:

“Splendid and beautifully produced . . . This elegant, informative collection truly brings vintage garments to life for fashion historians and general readers.” Publishers Weekly


About the author
Pénélope Blanckaert is an authority on contemporary and vintage fashion. After working for Yves Saint Laurent, first in fabrics and then in the studio, she organized the first AuctionArt fashion auction and the contemporary fashion fair Rendez-Vous, and she continues to collaborate with many Parisian auction houses. Angèle Rincheval Hernu began her career in ready-to-wear with Hermès, Prada, and Miu Miu. She worked at the communication department at Yohji Yamamoto for two years before becoming a freelance writer for Parisian cultural clubs and the web magazine Maison d’Exceptions.

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