Bursting with colour, this book is a fount of inspiration for designers, textile artists and pattern addicts

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Nicky Albrechtsen, Fola Solanke


The definitive work on scarves in the 20th century, beautifully illustrated and with a sensational, binding: this is a collector’s item in its own right.

Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors’ items, scarves were an important innovation in 20th-century fashion. From Art Deco through 1950s Hollywood, the Swinging Sixties and beyond, scarves have been represented in every major decorative arts movement over the past century and into the present one.

This marvellously illustrated compendium showcases the work of a wide range of international designers: Paul Poiret, Elsa Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Mary Quant, Gucci, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, Zandra Rhodes, Nicole Miller, and many more. Here are more than 250 scarves, beautifully reproduced in colour and all specially photographed, and many never before seen in print.

• Includes concise biographies of more than fifty scarf designers, retailers and manufacturers, and a resource guide provides expert advice on dating and conservation, museum collections, vintage fairs and specialist dealers.

Additional information

Weight 2198 g
Dimensions 25.7 x 30.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 March 2011
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.7 x 30.8 cm
Weight 2198 g

Nicky Albrechtsen is the proprietor of the Vintage Resource Studio in Brick Lane, London, which provides costumes and props to the theatre and media.

Fola Solanke is a costume designer for film and television historical dramas.