The Vintage Fashion Bible
The Style Guide to Vintage Looks 1920s–1990s
Written by the co-founders of British fashion brand ‘Red or Dead’ Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and illustrated with items from their personal archive, this complete visual history of 20th-century fashion is arranged by decade. Along with an introduction to each period and discussion of the social influences on fashion, key designers and style icons of the day, it has a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing and interviews with collectors.
Including sections on bespoke, handmade luxury and casual shoes, this illustrated guide for the discerning shopper provides short résumés of designers and manufacturers, an A–Z of women’s shoe styles, information about sizing, and tips on maintenance and walking in heels. Slightly off-mint.