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1950s American Fashion by Jonathan Walford

The 1950s was the first decade when American fashion became truly American. The United States had always relied on Europe for its style leads, but during World War II, when necessity became the...
Mar 8, 2013 Clicks: 49

Books by Jonathan Walford

Shoes, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and paper dresses
Dec 10, 2014 Clicks: 28

Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to The New Look

"A fascinating narrative… Great stories, remarkable acts of patriotism…mark the indomitable spirit of humanity."—Booklist Here is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940s—from French style...
Mar 8, 2013 Clicks: 34

Love Vintage: a passion for collecting fashion

"Love Vintage" is the first book by Nicole Jenkins, published by Carter's in 2009 and awarded a bronze medal in the international Independent Publishers' Awards 2010. With photographs by Tira Lewis.
Jun 12, 2014 Clicks: 24

Pain in The Purse: The Tax That Changed Handbag History

This micro-history is about the "forgotten" 1944-1965 20% US federal excise "luxury" tax on handbags and its long-term effects on fashion, industry, journalism and feminism.
Dec 21, 2021 Clicks: 7

Ready to Tear: Paper Fashions of the 60s by Jonathan Walford

Ready To Tear Paper Fashions of the 60s by Jonathan Walford.
Mar 8, 2013 Clicks: 26

Shoes A-Z by Jonathan Walford

A brilliantly illustrated compendium of shoe designers, brands, manufacturers, and retailers since 1950.
Mar 8, 2013 Clicks: 28

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping by Melody Fortier

A Modern Guide to Vintage Vintage clothing offers couture quality at a fraction of the price. But how can you spot a Dior original in a rack stuffed with Little Black Dresses? Vintage-clothing...
Mar 9, 2013 Clicks: 62

The Seductive Shoe: Four Centuries of Fashion Footwear

Organized chronologically and covering all the significant developments in shoe design, this ravishing book explores how major historical events, social change, and industrialization have...
Mar 8, 2013 Clicks: 27

Wear Vintage Now! by Margaret Wilds

A book for everyone who loves women's vintage fashion, but could use more knowledge--and encouragement--to wear and collect it well.
Jun 7, 2020 Clicks: 12