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Dressed to Kill: Virginia's Jazz Age Fashion Hardcover – 16 Oct 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications; 01 edition (16 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847834131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847834136
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 3.4 x 32 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,291,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's the closest most will get to museum-worthy historical fashion." "National Post""With pieces drawn from Virginia's private collection, this title is brimming with flapper dresses, bridge coats and feathered capes and highlights the dazzling fashion of the 1920's" "Ball Harbour""Virginia's, a London vintage-clothing shop, is spotlighted in this lavish volume, which features the jazziest of the famed outlet's Jazz Age ensembles. Craftsmanship is the focus as intricately embroidered coats shimmy alongside fringed flapper frocks in a worthy tribute to fashion's glory days." "The Globe and Mail"

About the Author

Virginia Bates was an actress before opening her eponymous shop in 1972. She writes a regular blog for Vogue.com UK. Daisy Bates is an actress and Virginia's daughter. Suzy Menkes is fashion editor for the International Herald Tribune. Stephen Jones is a haute couture milliner. Daphne Guinness is a fashion writer, muse, and collector of haute couture. Naomi Campbell is a model and collector of haute couture. Malcolm Venville is a photographer and director.

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A Huge tome - If you ever watched The House of Elliot & wished away about the dresses this is the book, there are no people in the book, neither Virginia or any of people wearing the clothes which is the only sad thing though maybe that's why it works so well, But it is PACKED with full page close up shots of intricate beadwork,a little at the start of each chapter about the item (hats/opera coats etc)a close up of the work, then a full length of the whole item, it really is about the jazz age & not pictures of people wearing the flapper style through the ages, so if you love that you'll love this! If you want a book full of beaded clothes, their approx values, on models, you really would love "Beads in Fashion 1900-2000"
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This book us a real treat . If you have ever passed the magical windows of the beautiful shop called Virginia in Portland Road not far from Holland Park, you will have wanted to take the whole experience away with you. Now if ever you could trap its butterfly fragility between the covers of a book, this is your chance to hold the escapist moment. I gave it for a Christmas present to people who never stop thanking me.
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"Gasp!!!!" A feast for the eye! As a collector of 20's fashion, this book is a wonderful treat to me, beautifully photographed, immaculately presented, a book I know I will treasure for ever.
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