Resort Fashion: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates

Resort Fashion: Style in Sun-Drenched Climates

by Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Amy Fine Collins
     
 
Like an around-the-world vacation through resort locations and timeless fashions, the history of resort clothing is fashion at its most fun. Crossing continents, styles, and generations, the book travels through the tradition of vacation style, taking a visually stunning trip from early beach pajamas by Chanel and Schiaparelli to sailor stripes, to Pucci and Pulitzer

Overview

Like an around-the-world vacation through resort locations and timeless fashions, the history of resort clothing is fashion at its most fun. Crossing continents, styles, and generations, the book travels through the tradition of vacation style, taking a visually stunning trip from early beach pajamas by Chanel and Schiaparelli to sailor stripes, to Pucci and Pulitzer prints, and, of course, to the bikini. Resort Fashion features rare photographs and never-before-published images by photographer legends, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Toni Frissell, Norman Parkinson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Helmut Newton, and Scavullo. The fashions showcase renowned designers from the past and present who have contributed their unique touch to resort wear, including Claire McCardell, Michael Kors, Rodarte, and many more. From Palm Beach to Montego Bay to St. Tropez, this book celebrates resort wear’s vibrant history with an allure that extends beyond runways to the most exotic, far-flung destinations.

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This lush, stylish book celebrates the evolution of the most playful fashion category, recalling timeless looks and destinations sure to inspire any fashionista.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847833481
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Rennolds Milbank is a fashion historian and the author of the books Couture, New York Fashion, and The Couture Accessory. She has contributed essays to the Costume Institute catalogues Poiret and Chanel, and has been a costume curator for exhibitions at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Clark Art Institute.

Amy Fine Collins
is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair, covering culture, style, and fashion. She was previously the style editor at Harper’s Bazaar and House & Garden, an art historian at Columbia University, and is also the author of American Impressionism, Hair Style, Simple Isn’t Easy, and The God of Driving.

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