Wednesday, 30 July 2008

30 7 08

I have always been a big lover of vintage fashion, practically everything in my wardrobe is vintage, and I hardly ever buy things from the high street because they are so over-priced, everybody ends up dressing the same, and I can never really find anything I like. As well as wearing vintage daily, and surrounding myself with antiques, I love to read about the history of fashion. I recently flicked through Taschen’s 25th anniversary special edition of ‘Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century. Volume II: The 20th Century’ and it was a feast for the eyes!

Callot Soeurs 1940

Claire Mc Cardell 1949

Cristobal Balenciaga 1949

Robert Piguet 1950

Christian Dior 1957

Gabrielle Chanel 1966, 1969

Issey Miyake 1980

I really want these books, but I don’t have the money to spare for them at the moment. I haven’t seen the first volume yet but from the images they have on the website I can tell I would like it!


girl on the wing said...

I need a book like this - my knowledge of fashion history is so sketchy. I hadn't even heard of Claire McCardell until recently, and she was so influential. Ooo and please let me know if you see the peter jensen fox jumper on sale anywhere - I need it in my life! x

Anonymous said...

love absolutely all dresses ))) great spotting!

coco said...

It is a really good book. I used it when I took fashion.

Lady Melbourne said...

What a wonderful post- the Chanel is just to die for!

The Clothes Horse said...

That is a feast for the eyes. Reading about fashions past can be really intersting!

Sunniva said...

that book looks so great! And I adore the Balenciaga dress too much. What a dream it must be to wear it!


makemoremistakes said...

those books have the most gorgeous coloring, i love them!

thank you for the sweet sweet comment! i hope you are happy too darling!!!


Richel said...

Those are some crazy styles! I do love that they all have this same streamlined thing going on!

Anonymous said...

i love vintage but i have never gone vintage shopping. so i probably own about 2 or 3 vintage items because i got them from my grandmother's closet. i admire those who can effortlessly pull off vintage looks though.

carrie / wishwishwish said...

aw, they are such beautiful pictures. i love vintage fashion, im gonna visit a fashion museum pretty soon

The Clothes Horse said...

Ha-ha, when I was reading about the squid I was getting nervous as well! It's really illogical though, they basically have only ever found dead specimens (or their remains inside of whales), so while they might be even larger than we imagine @_@ they also don't venture into shallow water where we swim. ^_^

CoutureCarrie said...

oh WOW I can't wait to buy this book! Thanks for the fab preview!