Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald … the "Lost Generation" … illustrations by John Held, Jr. … the "It" girl … Lucky Lindy … Louis Brooks … prosperity, seemingly endless, and the inevitable crash. The twenties loom large in the American imagination as a decade unto itself, a brief span of years, but with a style all its own.
In this paper doll collection, noted fashion illustrator Tom Tierney brings back the style that set the twenties apart, at least in terms of haute couture. Here are the fashions that gave the decade its distinctive chic and, in the process, revolutionized women's wear. Gone is the elaborate corsetry of the Edwardian age, waistlines are lower, hemlines are higher and costume jewelry is de rigueur. Thirty meticulously re-created costumes and two dolls (15 costumes per doll) present the voguish looks established by such haute couture legends as Coco Chanel, Jean Patou, Madeleine Vionnet, Paul Poiret, Madame Paquin, Worth, Lelong, and 11 others. Paper doll collectors, costume fanciers, and fashion historians will appreciate this delightful collection of artfully rendered paper dolls and costumes.
About the Author
One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tom Tierney has produced (at least) five collections for the 1920s, each focussing on a different aspect of clothing. His American Family collection concentrates on the clothing of ordinary, moderately well-off people. His Roaring Twenties collection is about costumes for the younger, more fashionable set. This is a collection of haute couture for the period. There are also volumes of Erte fashions.Tierney's paperdoll clothes would be somewhat difficult to cut out, but these books make an excellent fashion reference. Each piece has a clear description, with details of fabric, hair, etc.
Who could forget the fashions of the 1920's? Well now you can play a fashion designer or a costume coordinator with those incredible fashions. There are numerous costumes that are pretty, have vivid colors & are printed on very sturdy paper. Fun for all ages! A great way to teach kids & others about life & culture during the 'roaring twenties'. Have fun!