Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980

Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980

by Desire Smith
     
 

Slip into something more comfortable as you peruse this comprehensive overview celebrating the art of women's underwear and lingerie. In this elegant display of vintage, collectible lingerie in satin, lace, silk, and chiffon, experience the evolving designs of modern lingerie from 1920 to 1980. From sweeping changes of a woman's role in society to the technological

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Overview

Slip into something more comfortable as you peruse this comprehensive overview celebrating the art of women's underwear and lingerie. In this elegant display of vintage, collectible lingerie in satin, lace, silk, and chiffon, experience the evolving designs of modern lingerie from 1920 to 1980. From sweeping changes of a woman's role in society to the technological advances that produced a spectrum of new colors and range of textiles, the form and style of lingerie has undergone a significant transformation. Photos, sketches, and vintage ads tell the story behind the designs for bodices, negligees, pajamas, nightgowns, bed jackets, girdles, garters, and more. Ideal for collectors, costume designers, fashion designers, and fashionistas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764339301
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,214,213
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Desire Smith is an instructor of History of Costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University.

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