1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company (Dover Fashion and Costumes)



Svelte flappers in smart frocks and chic hats personify the way of the jazz Age, and this outstanding resource features hundreds of such deliciously distinctive images. Featuring selections from hard-to-find fashion catalogs published by the well known but now-defunct B. Altman & Company, this volume offers a sumptuously authentic record of the delectable fashions of the 1920s.
Over 700 illustrations, detailed descriptions, and prices for a vast array of upscale women’s clothes and niknaks include knitted sportswear, sophisticated satin evening dresses, one-piece bathing suits of wool jersey with parasols and rubber bathing caps, cloche hats of straw, felt, and silk, and elegant shoes, starting from sporty buckskin oxfords to satin slippers and pumps. A number of dress and casual attire for children appears as well.
Profusely illustrated and brimming with detailed information, this volume represents not just a first-rate record of the on a regular basis fashions of the late 1920s but in addition an intriguing have a look at the mail-order advertising of the era. Fashion enthusiasts, historians, and all lovers of nostalgia will rejoice within the perennial appeal of these stylish images.

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