Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Dressed to Kill: Virginia's Jazz Age Fashion

A reference for fashion lovers, this beautiful tome, highlights a curated selection of 1920s Jazz Age era clothing from the private collection of influential antique clothing shop owner Virginia Bates. Eye candy is accompanied by historical info and essays by some of the world's most renowned fashion authorities, including Stephen Jones, Daphne Guinness and Naomi Campbell, and a foreword by Suzy Menkes.  

Dressed to Kill: Virginia's Jazz Age Fashion by Virginia Bates and Daisy Bates, Rizzoli New York, 2012.

The many designers who have found inspiration in the boutique have surely also followed the insouciant style of Virginia Bates herself, with the subtle clashes of colour and texture, so endemic to an English woman with a taste for fashion and a passion for the past.
— Suzy Menkes, foreward.

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