Out-of-Style by Betty Kreisel Shubert
A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved

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The descriptions of historic styles and their accompanying illustrations...constitute a useful resource that outweighs the book’s shortcomings.
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LOVE VINTAGE CLOTHES & COSTUME?  FASCINATED BY FASHION?  WANT A STYLISH GIFT?
          
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013 ● 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards winner-Performing Arts Film & Theater category ● A Family Tree UK 2014 Our Top Choice ● 2014 USA Best Book Awards finalist
 
NEW VINTAGE CLOTHING, COSTUME, AND PHOTO TIME DATING TOOL FOR VINTAGE CLOTHING COLLECTORS & GENEALOGISTS! ... How to time date vintage clothing, costume & old family photos MADE EASY!

Everything you ever wanted to know is in the AWARD WINNING book OUT-OF-STYLE: A Modern Perspective of HOW, WHY & WHEN Vintage Fashions Evolved.

Former columnist & illustrator for Ancestry Magazine and noted Hollywood costume designer Betty Kreisel Shubert has published a ground breaking book inspired by the need of genealogists to date old family pictures, as well as the research needs of vintage clothing collectors, costume designers, theatre companies, social historians, and Fashionistas.
 
Over 700 charming, sequential illustrations and gems of social history reveal style clues that time-date clothes & old photographs of the 19th-21st centuries, making this, your new "go-to" reference book...
 
Fascinating gems of social history culled from countless sources illuminate the life and times of our ancestors, making this a really good read!
 
Out-of-Style has testimonials from famous genealogists, university professors of theatre, Disneyland designers, and many more.
 
Out-of-Style has been added to all campus libraries at the prestigious FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) and at the Ringling College of Art and Design for their film program.  Out-of-Style was reviewed by the Costume Society of America and added to their book store.
 
"This broad compilation of evolving fashion...makes for a valuable addition to any reference collection," says Kirkus Reviews.
 
"As a real plus, it is a fabulously fascinating, fun book to read!" (Midwest Book Review)
 
Website: outofstylethebook.com

Facebook: facebook.com/OutOfStyleTheBookByBettyKreiselShubert

Blog: goodreads.com/author/show/6646902.Betty_Kreisel_Shubert/blog
Blog: blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/author/bettyshubert/
Library of Congress Number: 2012952901
© Copyright 2013 by Betty Kreisel Shubert
 

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BETTY KREISEL SHUBERT Costume Designer - Fashion Historian Author-Illustrator Betty Kreisel Shubert has designed clothes and costumes for stage, screen, TV Specials, Ready-to-Wear, Las Vegas musicals and Disneyland. A parallel specialty in career apparel design brought assignments for the uniform programs of major cruise lines, race tracks, hotels, restaurants and casinos all over the world. Betty sold her first design to a manufacturer at age 13 ... the year was 1938. She had two hit Hollywood shows to her credit while barely 18. For several years in the 1940s, Betty owned and operated her own costume shop in Beverly Hills and Hollywood where she employed the world-class craftspeople of the Motion Picture Costumers Union. From them, she learned advanced skills of cutting-fitting (pattern-making), custom garment construction and millinery. This knowledge has enabled her to articulate and illustrate her new book, with the tell-tale style clues that date clothes worn by men, women and children from the 19th through 20th centuries and beyond. In 1998, as part of the Disney Imagineering Team, Disney doing the architecture and decor, and Betty, the outer-space-themed uniforms, they won the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Themed Entertainment Association for remodeling the Theme Building at LA international Airport (LAX). From 2008-2010, a new career as a writer and illustrator began for her when Ancestry Magazine heard about the book she was writing and asked her to write a regular column about how to date vintage clothes for their genealogist subscribers. It has taken four years of research, writing and illustrating to compile a lifetime of knowledge in this ground breaking new book, OUT-of-STYLE, A Modern Perspective of HOW, WHY and WHEN Vintage Fashions Evolved. See testimonials from famous genealogists, Disneyland designers, college and university professors of theatre on her website: www.outofstylethebook.com
 
Published January 1, 2013 by Flashback Publishing. 372 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting.
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The descriptions of historic styles and their accompanying illustrations...constitute a useful resource that outweighs the book’s shortcomings.

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