Women's Hats of the 20th Century: For Designers and Collectors

Women's Hats of the 20th Century: For Designers and Collectors

by Maureen E. Reilly, Mary B. Detrich, Lynn Detrich
     
 

Hats represent an art form that is opening up new vistas for the vintage clothing collector. For the authors hats are a visual treat, and they have crafted a book that is chuck-full of some of the sweetest you'll ever see. This carefully researched book profiles important American and European milliners, and lists the most desirable designer and salon labels. It… See more details below

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Hats represent an art form that is opening up new vistas for the vintage clothing collector. For the authors hats are a visual treat, and they have crafted a book that is chuck-full of some of the sweetest you'll ever see. This carefully researched book profiles important American and European milliners, and lists the most desirable designer and salon labels. It offers special sections with tips on dating, valuation, and storing and decoration. 500 vivid photos are beautifully styled and enhanced by lively and informative captions. Many period advertisements and illustrations from popular magazines depict the styles and moods of the times.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Only a few decades ago, a woman would not be well dressed without a becoming hat to complement her costume. Here, antiques dealers and hat collectors Reilly and Detrich share their enthusiasm for women's hats while tracing the history of this fashion item from the turn of the century until 1975. With over 665 examples displayed on dummies and photographed in full color, their book testifies to the almost infinite variety of hat designs available to American women over the years. After briefly profiling ten American and seven French milliners, the authors provide a long list of "labels to look for," highlighting hats that vintage-clothing enthusiasts are likely to discover at antique shows, flea markets, and vintage clothing stores. They also explain how hats are made, how to date old hats (admittedly difficult, but their advice should help), how to determine purchase price, and how to care for, store, and display these treasures. The book evokes a feeling of nostalgia and likely will inspire designers and collectors. Recommended.Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764302046
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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