The 1990s were an exciting, volatile time in the fashion world — a time when clothing designers hopped from one fashion house to another, fashion trends seemed to change every month, "retro" styles became hugely popular, and rock and pop stars gained new clout in promoting fashion trends.
In this eye-popping review of 1990s designs, noted paper doll artist Tom Tierney presents a wide selection of the decade's most interesting fashions, spanning styles from glamour and glitz to "retro" and "grunge." Included are two dolls (in Anne Klein swimwear and Anne Cole underwear) and 30 stunning costumes designed by such stellar names as Christian Lacroix, Geoffrey Beene, Arnold Scaasi, Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Adolfo, Norma Kamali, and many more.
Paper doll fans and fashion buffs alike will savor the meticulously detailed, full-color rendering of John Galliano's opulent, Scheherazade-inspired kimono and gown; a cropped cashmere turtleneck sweater with satin ball skirt from Ralph Lauren; a draped sari-like confection from Emmanuel Ungaro; Giorgio Armani's unstructured great coat with trousers; a sumptuous red floor-length evening gown from Bob Mackie; Carolina Herrera's clever wedding pantsuit; Gianni Versace's slinky evening gown of pale lavender and yellow silk; and a host of others.
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.