Category Archives: Books

Erata – 1950s American Fashion

Please note that in my book 1950s American Fashion I made a stupid mistake – probably caused by my brain, eyes and fingers not listening to each other. A friend of the family of designer Helga Oppenheimer wrote to tell me … Continue reading

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Great resource site – Antique Pattern Library

The Antique Pattern Library has a great resource of copyright free digital PDF reprints of various needlecraft books like these beading books from the 1920s:

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Book Review – Charles James

In 1988 when I was making $16,000 a year, Rizzoli came out with a series of fabulous coffee table books on the works of Poiret, Dior, Balenciaga (and I think there was one on Chanel too, but I didn’t buy it.) They were … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Lizzie reviews the sixties…

I got a very nice review by Fuzzy Lizzie on her blog about my Sixties Fashion book.

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Fashion Police

I have blogged about this topic before because I am fascinated by the interaction of fashion and the law.  We may think we are living in a world where fashion has few rules, but although nobody cares anymore whether white … Continue reading

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Sixties Fashion reviews

I found this nice review by Vivian McInerny of Red Room of my latest book, Sixties Fashion: From ‘Less is More’ to Youthquake. Another favourable review appeared in Brilliant magazine, although I don’t recall putting that much emphasis on Jean Louis Scherrer. Retro To … Continue reading

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Review of Sixties Fashion: From Less is More to Youthquake

A very nice interview I did with Caroline Dohack appeared in yesterday’s Columbia Daily Tribune.

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Sixties Fashion: From Less is More to Youthquake

My latest book is about to be released. Sixties Fashion: From Less is More to Youthquake, will be hitting book stores October 29. Like my book on 1940s fashion, my goal was to look at the international fashion scene through period … Continue reading

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Book Review – Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler

This book was an accidental discovery I made while looking for stock for the museum’s gift shop. I took the opportunity to read it while I was at the front desk this weekend whenever there was a lull, although I … Continue reading

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Book Review – Sleeping With the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War, is an expose of Chanel during and after World War II. Author Hal Vaughan spent years researching Chanel’s association with the Nazis. When his book came out in 2011 the Chanel company … Continue reading

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