The Day of the Peacock

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The Day of the Peacock

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The Day of the Peacock:

  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages

Measurements: 8½" x 11"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Published: February, 2011

Official book description:

The 1960's, especially in England, witnessed a spectacular renaissance of dandyism - a movement in men's style that the media called the "Peacock Revolution." This entertaining book takes a fascinating look at the "Swinging Sixties" London scene. Illustrated with photographs, outfits, and ephemera drawn from the V&A's superb archives. This is a personal memoir of a moment in which fashion insider Geoffrey Aquilina Ross recalls the era's most dashing figures, including Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter, whose clients included Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elton John. Discusses iconic London shops such as Granny Takes a Trip, Blades, Hung on You and Mr. Fish. Christopher Breward's introduction places the extraordinary revolution within its social and cultural context.

Brand: Abrams

Origin: United Kingdom

Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.