by Nicky Albrechtsen, Fola Solanke

Why we have selected this book:

The silk scarf is one of the most classic fashion accessories and this beautifully illustrated edition is dedicated to it. Even the book itself is bound in fabric! The book is organised into thematic chapters that focus on scarf styles across the decades, designer scarves, the work of textile designers and more, concluding with a selection of collectible examples. A delightful publication!

9 in stock

SKU: 9780500296172 Categories: ,


Book Overview from the Publisher:

Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors’ items, scarves were an important innovation in 20th-century fashion. From Art Deco through 1950s Hollywood, the Swinging Sixties and beyond, scarves have been represented in every major decorative arts movement over the past century and into the present one. This marvellously illustrated compendium showcases the work of a wide range of international designers: Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Zandra Rhodes, Nicole Miller, and many more. It features more than 250 scarves, beautifully reproduced in colour and all specially photographed, and many never before seen in print.

Contents List

Introduction • The Style of an Era • Artists’ Scarves • Textile Designers • Scarf Companies • The Couture Scarf • Social Documentary • The Travel Scarf • Advertising • Collectables • A–Z Biographies of Designers • A–Z Index of Companies • Guide to Fabric Types • How to Date a Vintage Scarf • Conservation and Storage • Resource Guide • Further Reading

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500296172

Additional information

Weight 1.600 kg
Dimensions 21.2 × 3 × 25.5 cm