Twenty-Five Dresses: William Vintage


Through his selection and description of 25 iconic vintage dresses, William Banks-Blaney tells the history of 20th century couture, the fashion designers who created the dresses and the women who wore them. Each dress is looked at in forensic detail for its design and construction, its cut and embellishments, in order to evaluate the artistry of the individual couturier. The inspiration behind each dress is considered – whether that be Classic statuary, Secessionist architecture or fetish wear – as well as its legacy, thus determining each dress’s place within fashion history. William spends his life sourcing vintage couture, unpicking the history of each piece – how they were made, who read more

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ISBN:

9781849494717

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

28cm x 21cm

RRP:

$65.00

Category:

Fashion and Beauty , History , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Published:

01 April 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

William Banks-Blaney