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A History of Twentieth Century Fashions
by SARAH KENNEDY
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New softcover book, published 2010, 304 pages with beautiful full-colour and B+W photos throughout.
Encompassing a century's worth of fashions - including the jet-set resort styles of 1920s Europe, the glamour looks of 1930s Hollywood screen sirens, and carefree Californian beach life in the 1950s and 1960s, Vintage Swimwear shows how the swimsuit has undergone transformations in line with our developing obsessions and lifestyle trends. Pivotal moments such as the birth of the bikini by Louis Reard in 1947 and the launch of the swimwear category in beauty pageants, as well as influences from brands who broke new ground with their innovations, are captured in images and advertisements from the time, while specially photographed vintage pieces reveal the true-to-life fashions women wore.
A glorious, glossy guide to the swimsuit in all its incarnations, the book heralds the arrival of this once-practical garment into mainstream fashion.
About the author
Sarah Kennedy is a journalist with twenty years experience of writing and editing on women's magazines in the UK including Marie Claire, Red, In Style, Glamour and Grazia. She is also a media commentator on fashion, lifestyle, culture and psychology, has extensive broadcasting experience and writes for a number of publications in the UK and the US. Sarah is now based in the US and was a contributing author to Vintage Fashion.
Vintage Swimwear : A History of Twentieth Century Fashions by Sarah Kennedy