August 8, 2011

Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980

Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980 by Desire Smith. Coming December 2011.

Slip into something more comfortable as you peruse this comprehensive overview celebrating the art of women's underwear and lingerie. In this elegant display of vintage, collectible lingerie in satin, lace, silk, and chiffon, experience the evolving designs of modern lingerie from 1920 to 1980. From sweeping changes of a woman's role in society to the technological advances that produced a spectrum of new colors and range of textiles, the form and style of lingerie has undergone a significant transformation. Photos, sketches, and vintage ads tell the story behind the designs for bodices, negligees, pajamas, nightgowns, bed jackets, girdles, garters, and more. Ideal for collectors, costume designers, fashion designers, and fashionistas.

This book is due for release December 2011, and features a gown I sold by yours truly. A beautiful Lady Duff gown, that Richard Reissig purchased from me for Silver Screen Loungerie.


About the Author
Desire Smith is an instructor of History of Costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University. Smith has written several other books on vintage fashion.
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3 comments:

sue said...

Sounds an interesting book and looks like one to add to my growing collection on vintage accessories and clothing. Thank you for showing it.

Sia said...

That black gown is super sexy. Is it 1920's?

Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie said...

WOw! I cannot believe I missed this comment. I am so sorry Sia! I would say it's most likely late 30's to early 40's. :)

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