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Art Deco Fashion

written by Paola Di Trocchio, Susan Van Wyk

National Gallery of Victoria | ISBN 9780724103751

Paperback – 56 pages

$19.95

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Art Deco Fashion is a nod to the illustrious and glittering modernity of one of the most exciting periods on fashion history – the 1920s and 30s. This magazine-style volume, published to coincide with the Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion exhibition at the NGV, offers a unique perspective on the high fashion world of the era. The publication charts the development of the modern silhouette, a reflection of a period of progress and liberation, and highlights some of the leading designers of the period, such as Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin and Callot Soeurs. It exposes the techniques and motifs they employed in their stunning costumes; modern forms of dressing that have influenced our recent sense of style in the 20th and 21st centuries. This volume also features a biography of Edward Steichen, Condé Nast’s fashion photographer from 1923-38. Art Deco Fashion is lavishly illustrated with sumptuous images of garments and accessories from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as full-scale reproductions of Edward Steichen’s photographs, illustrative of the 1920’s glitz and glamour. Art Deco Fashion is highly recommended for both fashion and photography enthusiasts alike.

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