Friday, January 20, 2012



It's OUT! Irresistible: the Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980 by Desire Smith.

The long awaited book on vintage lingerie, features yours truly... Sweet Cherry Vintage is proudly acknowledged, not only in the Acknowledgments, as well as the Resources.

The story goes...approximately, 7 or 8 years ago, I sold a beautiful vintage Lady Duff nightgown negligee to a collector, and in return it is featured in this book. Over the years, I have stayed in contact with this collector and have exchanged many phone calls and emails with him. Comparing buying, collecting and pursuing our vintage lingerie dreams.

The book is now released, and you can purchase it directly from Amazon:

Irresistible: The Art of Lingerie, 1920-1980 by Desire Smith

Slip into something more comfortable as you peruse this comprehensive overview celebrating the art of women's underwear and lingerie. In this elegant display of vintage, collectible lingerie in satin, lace, silk, and chiffon, experience the evolving designs of modern lingerie from 1920 to 1980. From sweeping changes of a woman's role in society to the technological advances that produced a spectrum of new colors and range of textiles, the form and style of lingerie has undergone a significant transformation. Photos, sketches, and vintage ads tell the story behind the designs for bodices, negligees, pajamas, nightgowns, bed jackets, girdles, garters, and more. Ideal for collectors, costume designers, fashion designers, and fashionistas.

I was original owner of this Lady Duff gown, now featured on page 51 in this book, as well currently for sale here at Silver Screen Loungerie by Richard Reissig.

About the Author:
Desire Smith is an instructor of History of Costume at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University. Smith has written several other books on vintage fashion.
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