Vintage Fashion 1,000 is an encyclopedic visual journey through women's fashion that features more than 1,000 of the most remarkable vintage items ever sold on the resale market. Classified by decade and accompanied by the history of each item's creation, the 850 articles of clothing and 150 bags depicted in this book offer a paramic look across the evolution of style. In addition, thirty-five profiles explore memorable fashion moments and personalities, moving from a designer's retrospective, to a collector's biography, to an interview with an expert. This comprehensive volume also includes a practical guide to the best addresses for shopping for vintage around the world, as well as tips for bargain-hunting and getting the most out of auctions.
Penelope Blanckaert is an authority on contemporary and vintage fashion. After working for Yves Saint Laurent, first in fabrics and then in the studio, she organized the first AuctionArt fashion auction and the contemporary fashion fair Rendez-Vous, and she continues to collaborate with many Parisian auction houses. Angele Rincheval Hernu began her career in ready-to-wear with Hermes, Prada, and Miu Miu. She worked at the communication department at Yohji Yamamoto for two years before becoming a freelance writer for Parisian cultural clubs and the web magazine Maison d'Exceptions.