Resort Fashion by Caroline Rennolds Milbank

Resort Fashion

Like an around-the-world vacation through resort locations and timeless fashions, the history of resort clothing is fashion at its most fun. Crossing continents, styles, and generations, the book travels through the tradition of vacation style, taking a visually stunning trip from early beach pajamas by Chanel and Schiaparelli to sailor stripes, to Pucci and Pulitzer prints, and, of course, to the bikini. Resort Fashion features rare photographs and never-before-published images by photographer legends, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Toni Frissell, Norman Parkinson, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Helmut Newton, and Scavullo. The fashions showcase renowned designers from the past and present who have contributed their unique touch to resort wear, including Claire McCardell, Michael Kors, Rodarte, and many more. From Palm Beach to Montego Bay to St. Tropez, this book celebrates resort wear’s vibrant history with an allure that extends beyond runways to the most exotic, far-flung destinations.

Caroline Rennolds Milbank is a fashion historian and the author of the books Couture, New York Fashion, and The Couture Accessory. She has contributed essays to the Costume Institute catalogues Poiret and Chanel, and has been a costume curator for exhibitions at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Clark Art Institute.

Event date: 
Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
The Hickory Stick Bookshop
2 Green Hill Road
06794 Washington Depot