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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Fascinated by fashion design and fashion history?  Love vintage clothes & costume?  Interested in Genealogy and how to time-date old family photos through fashion?  Want a beloved fashion coffee table book filled with gems of social history?  Need a stylish gift?

Winner of FIVE AWARDS for Best Book ● 2017 rave video review by Jack Canfield of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" ●  Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013 ● 2016 Hollywood Book Festival Awards: History ● 2015 Beverly Hills International Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater ● 2014 USA Best Book Awards: Performing Arts, Film & Theater ● 2014 Family Tree Magazine UK, named "OUR TOP CHOICE" ● 40 Amazon 5-STAR reviews 
 
Famous Hollywood costume designer turned fashion historian and author-illustrator, Betty Kreisel Shubert, has written a ground breaking book inspired by the need of genealogists to date old family photos, as well as the research needs of vintage clothing collectors, costume designers, theatre companies, social historians, and Fashionistas.
Fascinating gems of social history are woven into stories of How, Why, and especially When vintage fashions evolved ... written by an experienced costume designer with an insightful sense of humor ... making this a surprisingly good read.
 
Over 700 charming, sequential illustrations reveal style clues that time-date clothes & old photographs of the 19th-21st centuries, making this, your primary "go-to" reference book...
 
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 a valuable addition to any reference collection " says Kirkus Reviews.
 
"As a real plus, it is a fabulously fascinating, FUN book to read!" (MidwestBook Review)
 For more book and author details see website: outofstylethebook.com

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Jack Canfield, author of the best-selling series "Chicken Soup For the Soul," does a rave 15 minute video review/interview of Betty Kreisel Shubert and discusses why he loves the book:  youtube.com/watch?v=1pa61n88iVQ
Goodreads Blog: goodreads.com/author/show/6646902.Betty_Kreisel_Shubert/blog
Ancestry Blog: blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/author/bettyshubert/
Library of Congress Number: 2012952901
Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-0983576198
Hardcover: ISBN-13: 978-0983576167

© 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. 370 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting.
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on Jun 25 2013

The descriptions of historic styles and their accompanying illustrations...constitute a useful resource that outweighs the book’s shortcomings.

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