Dressing up Vintage

Dressing up Vintage

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Baker & Taylor
Filled with valuable advice on spotting designer dresses and distinguishing between valuable and less-valuable garments, this guide to "dressing up" with vintage clothing introduces readers to all the essentials.

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Tolkien (owner of an internationally reputed vintage clothing store in London) provides a visual tribute to the designer clothes of days past. Through color and b&w photographs and text, she illuminates the various looks of the decades from the 1940s to the 90s, from the debutante to the teenybopper and the hippie to the powerdresser. She also offers expert advice on how to spot the features of different designers, how to recognize a valuable piece, and how to care for vintage treasures. Contains a source guide of about 600 stores worldwide that carry vintage clothing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

With vintage dresses like Marilyn Monroe's JFK birthday dress selling at auction for more than one million dollars, vintage is clearly "in". Dressing Up Vintage celebrates the best of old-school couture, offering tips on how to spot a valuable garment and how to distinguish one designer from another. an enormous "sources section" features over 600 stores around the world where devotees can purchase vintage clothing. If you love the look of a bygone era, this book is for you!

Publisher: New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2000
ISBN: 9780847822645
Characteristics: 168 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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