The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook
27.90 x 20.30 cm
2000 Illustrations, 2000 in colour
First published 2000
Here is the fullest and most complete record ever published of fashion accessories throughout the 20th century. More than 2,000 meticulously detailed colour drawings, accompanied by thorough descriptions, reproduce all the century's archetypal accessories, from the luxurious ostrich-feather and flower-bedecked hat of the Edwardian era to the devoré velvet scarf and ubiquitous trainer of the 1990s.
A reference section contains a comprehensive bibliography and a chart that shows at a glance how accessories have evolved since 1900. There are biographies of the century's most influential accessory designers, from Salvatore Ferragamo and Manolo Blahnik to Patrick Cox and Georgina von Etzdorf, plus short histories of companies that have played an important role in accessory design. For fashion enthusiasts, historians and collectors, this book will be the definitive reference work on 20th-century accessories.