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5.0 out of 5 stars An overdue treat
Kerry Taylor is a world-renowned expert on both fashion history and textiles. For any lover of fashion, this book provides both a general guide useful to beginners and enough unusual detail to keep even the more experienced collector interested. Drawing on the vast store of images of things which she has sold in her eponymous auction house, Ms Taylor illustrates her...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
The title, cover jacket and all the wonderful reviews enticed me to buy this book. The good things about it, different to most books on fashion, was that each decade is illustrated by a personality wearing the clothes, such as the Duchess of Windsor, Bianca Jagger and a great photo of Vivienne Westwood. The text outlined the context of the day as well as developments in...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An overdue treat, 14 Oct 2013
This review is from: Vintage Fashion & Couture: From Poiret to McQueen (Hardcover)
Kerry Taylor is a world-renowned expert on both fashion history and textiles. For any lover of fashion, this book provides both a general guide useful to beginners and enough unusual detail to keep even the more experienced collector interested. Drawing on the vast store of images of things which she has sold in her eponymous auction house, Ms Taylor illustrates her expertise with great skill and, in doing so, avoids the over-used stock images most often relied upon in books looking at vintage fashion. No matter how many books you might already have on the subject, there are things in this book which will be new to you and Ms Taylor's direct yet friendly approach in her text is as engaging as she is on the rostrum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly the vintage bible, 20 Oct 2013
This review is from: Vintage Fashion & Couture: From Poiret to McQueen (Hardcover)
There is no-one else living that knows more about vintage couture, which is evident from only a cursory glance through the pages of this book. A must buy for any real collectors out there
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 21 May 2014
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The title, cover jacket and all the wonderful reviews enticed me to buy this book. The good things about it, different to most books on fashion, was that each decade is illustrated by a personality wearing the clothes, such as the Duchess of Windsor, Bianca Jagger and a great photo of Vivienne Westwood. The text outlined the context of the day as well as developments in fabric and technique. It interestingly set out what a woman would wear or what the constraints were at the time.

As a basic survey of 20Cth designers it was ok, but the photos were not especially well chosen, neither were the clothes. Zandra Rhodes' dresses in real life were magical and ethereal, but the photos don't show this. It was very ordinary and didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I was disappointed and wouldn't have bought it if I'd seen it first. I enjoyed Christopher Kane's prologue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not only for the fashionista but for those who like to view the beautiful., 9 Jan 2014
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Bought this book for my sister who loves fashion old and new. Was attracted by the luxurious up-close pictures of materials and clothes by Poiret and the like. She is very taken with it and finds it hard to put down.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good history of fashion, 31 May 2014
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Lovely bound book with great pictures and lots of inspiring text about all the major fashion designers of the century
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy, 8 May 2014
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Bought as a birthday gift for a fashion student friend of mine, she loves it, so I'm happy, say no more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well done Kerry Taylor, 28 Feb 2014
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A thorough history of fashion, detailed and with superb photos from Kerry Taylors archives in her auction house. Really enjoyable and a great reference work
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book- great for textiles students, 23 Jan 2014
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I bought 2 copies of this book - one for my daughter & one for my friend's daughter. They are both doing A level Textiles. They absolutely love the book. It's really interesting, beautifully presented & a great resource for their A level course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you like fashion....., 20 Jan 2014
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You will love this book, very good fashion plates. The designer information is very good and interesting. Very good advice on sourcing and care of vintage clothing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy, 18 Jan 2014
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Wonderful clothes beautifully presented and fascinating insights into various fashion icons of the 20th century. I love this book! Amazon did not disappoint this time
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