I love checking out books from the FIDM library. According to one of the librarians, not many students do. It's sad, but that just means more books for me!
I recently found this book entitled Fashion Illustration: 1930 to 1970. It is definitely inspirational eye-candy. Most of the illustrations are beautiful and I love the obvious drawing style changes over the years. By far, my favorite illustrations come from the 1930's. I've posted a couple of pictures, but if you got moolah and love fashion books, this one is gorgeous. A great coffee table book.
Here are some images from the book (I hope it's okay because I didn't scan all images). I just want you all to see how beautiful this book is:
|1930's I just love the back of this dress!|
|1930's I love the fabric rendering, very simple to do, but bold.|
|1940's I love the pose in the center, and the fabric rendering on all 3.|
|1950's Awesome Styling|
|1950's I love the shoes!|
|1950's Another Beautiful image|
There are a lot of images from adds and Harper's Bazaar. I highly recommend this book if you enjoy vintage clothing and fashion illustration!