Finding a book on the history of fashion today is no big deal, this subject is meticulously study by authors around the world, and readers, willingly buy new “works”. By the way, if you’re one of these readers, you might be interested in a new book by Carrie Taylor called Vintage Fashion & Couture: from Poiret to McQueen, which goes on sale October 7, 2013.
Vintage Fashion & Couture: from Poiret to McQueen is another attempt to trace the evolution of fashion with stops at each new “revolution”. Chanel and Lanvin in the 1920 ‘s, Balmain and Balenciaga in the 1950 ‘s, Yves Saint-Laurent, Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwèll in the 1970 ‘s, Versace and Valentin in the 1980 ‘s, as Taylor tells in detail about each period, accompanying them with candid archival illustrations and photographs of celebrities who were at various times muses of designers. Among them are Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso and others.
- Missed in History: Paul Poiret (blogs.howstuffworks.com)
- In My Fashion: Suzy Menkes discusses her upcoming Christie’s Sale (blogs.independent.co.uk)
- Summer Vacation Fun, Vintage Style #4 (coutureallure.blogspot.com)