Monday, August 3, 2015

Fashion Books: Universe of Fashion, 20th Century Fashion Designers


Creating a fashion library can be essential for both research and inspiration to collectors, designers, costumers and students of fashion. In the 1990's, there were many fashion and costume history books written that reviewed fashion's progress during the 20th century.

A collection of small volumes was published by Universe Publishing and Vendome Press in 1996 and 1997. The titles I show here look at Alaia, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, and Valentino. There are several other designers such as Poiret, Dior, Schiaparelli, Courreges and Chanel, in the "Universe of Fashion" collection. Different authors were sought to profile each designer. The rest of each volume is dedicated to glossy photos of their work.



These small books contribute to any library, providing a quick overview of style and influences that anyone should have on hand.

Universe of Fashion, Universe Publications, a division of Rizzoli, and Vendome Press, 1996, 1997.
Volumes: about 80 pps, size: 8 3/4" High x 6 1/2" Wide

YSL and Alia Book Set available HERE

Versace, Valentino and YSL Book Set available HERE

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