Dover Book with CD-ROM

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Here is the CD-ROM collection that covers the second half of the century, 1950 to 2000. Everything said about the first one (120 Great Fashion Designs: 1900-1950) applies to this one also. Compiled from Tom Tierney's paper doll collections of great fashions and fashion designers for the entire century, these two volumes not only provide a delightful visual journey through the century of in clothing, but as is typical with Tierney's professional excellence, there is a synopsis of the important highlights in the fashion industry at the beginning of the book, followed by a brief description of each image, including detailing the fabric. One thing interesting about the later collection is that I (and others born mid-century) recognize some of the models whose faces Tierney used for his paper dolls, especially Shari Belafonte and of course Twiggy from the sixties. In any case, they're quite cool, and if you like looking back on historic fashion, these two collections are a must!

Unfortunately, as I mentioned with the first volume, all the images are saved in TIFF format—very large and requiring much reduction in size to use on the web. But it really only takes a few seconds to reduce them, and that can be done on the Dover Design Manager, the software that operates all of Dover's CD-ROMs.

Here are a couple examples from each decade. Enjoy the memories.

1952 Fath Bell Suit #005
1955 Pertegaz Evening Coat #016

1952 Fath Bell Suit

1955 Pertegaz Evening Coat

1964 Yves Saint Laurent Jersey Day Dress (Mondrian Look) #043 (Yep, that's Twiggy!!)
1968 Oscar de la Renta Organdy Overblouse and Shorts #051
1970 Zandra Rhodes Quilted Satin Dress #059
1979 Claude Montana Gabardine Trench Coat #082

1964 Yves Saint Laurent Jersey Day Dress

1968 Oscar de la Renta Organdy Overblouse and Shorts

1970 Zandra Rhodes Quilted Satin Dress

1979 Claude Montana Gabardine Trench Coat

1983 Carolina Herrera Organza Gown #095
1988 Emanuel Ungaro Strapless Dress with Dropped Waist and Short Skirt #108
1991 Todd Oldham Patchwork Plaid Suit #118
1994 Nina Ricci Pleated Silk Gown #125

1983 Carolina Herrera Organza Gown

1988 Emanuel Ungaro Strapless Dress with Dropped Waist and Short Skirt

1991 Todd Oldham Patchwork Plaid Suit

1994 Nina Ricci Pleated Silk Gown

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