Fashion Sourcebook 1920s



Edited by Charlotte Fiell & Emmanuelle Dirix



Flexi-cover with flaps

Format: 24.9 × 19.4 cm (9.8 × 7.6 in.)

576 pages, 600 illustrations

Recommended Retail Price:

£29.95 | €34.95 | us $49.95

Trilingual text

English/German/French edition

ISBN 978-1-906863-48-7



Fabulous Art Deco Fashions

Fashion Sourcebook – 1920s is the first book in a brand-new series by FIELL that documents comprehensively the seasonal fashion styles of the 20th century, decade by decade. Sumptuously illustrated with over 600 original photographs, drawings and prints, this title is a must-have reference work for not only students of fashion and vintage collectors, but for all fashionistas. Fashion Sourcebook – 1920s focuses on the Art Deco period with its beautiful beaded dresses, cloche hats and strappy shoes as worn by the fashionable flappers and the “bright young things” of the time.

From Couturier Dresses to Everyday Fashions

An accompanying introduction outlines the major themes within fashion during this period, introduces its most famous designers and assesses their creative contributions. A cornucopia of beautiful clothes with exquisite detailing, this book provides a rich source of inspiration through an in-depth and important survey of Art Deco fashion.



About the authors

Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design, from industrial products to graphic communications. She studied at the British Institute in Florence, Camberwell College of Arts, London, and at Sotheby’s Institute, also in London.

Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures at London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, The Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She has also contributed to various exhibition catalogues and academic volumes on fashion.