Decade by decade, this sourcebook traces 100 years of design history, from Lalique's Art Nouveau enamelling at the turn of the twentieth century to Christian Dior's mid-century costume pieces to 1980s high-luxe power jewellery. It concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original antique pieces.
Caroline Cox, visiting professor at the London School of Fashion, is a leading fashion authority whose work explores the relationship between fashion, beauty and culture. A lecturer and broadcaster, she is also a cultural trends advisor at Vidal Sassoon. Caroline's books on fashion history and theory have been published internationally and include Vintage Shoes, Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style, Stiletto and Hair and Fashion, which had an accompanying catwalk show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Caroline lives in London, England.