Vintage Details: A Fashion Sourcebook

By Jeffrey Mayer and Basia Szkutnicka

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  • Quarterbinding
  • 875 color illustrations
  • 400 pages
  • 9¾ x 8⅜ ins
  • ISBN 9781780677422
  • Published April 2016

Vintage Details is a stunning collection of more than 600 beautifully photographed details from previously unseen 20th-century vintage clothing.

The images are arranged by detail: necklines; collars; sleeves; cuffs; pockets; fastenings and buttonholes; hems, darts, stitching, and fitting devices; pleats, frills, and flounces; embellishment; surface texture and print. Inner construction shots will also be included, along with images of the full garments providing context for the details shown.

Easy to navigate and packed full of inspirational images, this book will become an indispensable reference to vintage detailing for fashion design students and professionals.

About the Author

Jeffrey Mayer is curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection and Associate Professor of Fashion, Fashion History and Textiles at Syracuse University, New York.

Basia Szkutnicka works as a creativity consultant, fashion lecturer and educator. She has lectured at Universities worldwide and is an avid vintage collector.

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Fastenings & Buttonholes
Hems, Darts, Stitching & Fitting Devices
Pleats, Frills & Flounces