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A Different Vintage

Love Vintage, by Nicole Jenkins, with photography by Tira Lewis; Carter’s Publications, 2009, 232 pages, $49.95. Nicole Jenkins defines vintage clothing as anything designed and made between about the 1920s, that is, after the First World War, and the early 1970s, “when post WWII baby boomers radically changed the way fashion was made and worn”. Antique clothing is seen as more structured and fragile, and may not have survived in wearable condition, and certainly not as fashion, after the First World War. The fashion from the late seventies on is categorised as “retro”, with a keen interest from the teenage…

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