Foulards et carrés de soie

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Authors: Nicky Albrechten, Fola Solanke

Publishing House: THAMES & HUDSON

Publication Date: October 2011

An essential accessory, the scarf has occupied an essential place in the wardrobe of the modern woman since the beginning of the 20th century. After being, in the middle of the last century, a style icon, it is now back in force, a renewed interest that is not unrelated to the craze for vintage fashion. If the history of the scarf is fascinating, it is because it reveals the changes that have occurred from decade to decade in fashion and lifestyle.From Art Deco to today’s eclecticism, from the Hollywood elegance of the 1950s to the pop and graphic style of the Swinging Sixties, scarves have never ceased to express the styles in vogue and to echo major artistic movements.This book presents more than 250 creations by artists, textile designers, and great names in fashion such as Paul Poiret and Raoul Dufy, Jacqmar, Vera, Elsa Schiaparelli, Mary Quant, Gucci, Hermès and Georgina von Etzdorf. It offers an analysis of the role of this accessory in a context of social history, and more particularly in the field of advertising and tourism.A rich source of inspiration for designers and fashion lovers, Foulards and Silk Squares is also a very valuable reference work for collectors. It reveals in a splendid way the creative richness of a fashion object that is nothing less than a true artistic