Bikinis, Bell-Bottoms and Little Black Dresses
70 Great Fashion Classics
Flip-flops originated in ancient Egypt, sailors wore bell-bottom trousers – a wide leg could be rolled up while swabbing the decks – and the first people to don a parka-style coat were the Canadian Inuit. Taking 70 icons of style – from berets and bikinis to desert boots – this guide charts the history of each item, with photographs revealing how trends have been inspired by work-wear, film, history and the military.
After a brief history of the poster in France from the late 19th century to the 1920s, this TAJ Mini Book gives short profiles of over 25 artists, including great masters of the lithographic poster such as Jules Chéret, Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha and Théophile Steinlen, and over 80 reproductions of their work.