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Queen Of Vintage Vol 2: Meow Featuring Kathleen Schaafs Curated Vintage Collection

Queen Of Vintage Vol 2: Meow Featuring Kathleen Schaafs Curated Vintage Collection (BK4136)


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Vintage clothes guru Tanaka has a worldwide cult following. Over the past decade the Japanese photographer and writer has immersed himself in the world of vintage American clothing and rock n roll, hot-rod and kustom culture, and he is now widely recognised as a leading authority in the field.

Using material gathered during his numerous trips to the US, and given access by collectors and aficionados to their collections, Tanaka has published a series of limited edition art-books under his Freedamn! label. Part magazine, part reference work and part catalogue, each volume focuses on one aspect of vintage clothing culture.

Painstakingly researched and beautifully photographed, each piece becomes objectified and fetishized; presented on the page by studio shots against a plain background. Accompanying each item is a description, with dates, manufacturers name and other details.

Mixed in with the studio work are examples of period advertising and photographs, alongside Tanakas own photography, Tanakas passion and enthusiasm transcend cultural barriers. His books are now used as source material and inspiration pieces by designers, creatives, artists, and fans of post war Americana worldwide. Usually these books are difficult to get hold of; many volumes have sold out, but weve been lucky enough to get hold a limited stock, but please order now before we run out!

Vintage clothing guru Rin Tanaka writes: I am very honoured to select Miss Kathleen Schaaf as the Queen of Vintage for my Inspiration 2011. Her top-quality vintage collections not only include mens, womens and kids fashions, but also a huge amount of rare old memorabilia that other vintage dealers dont cover much. Her very deep and perceptive eyes clearly show her passion for fashion. This self-published Tanaka volume features over 500 rare items, beautifully photographed and presented in over 160 full colour pages. It includes sections on uniform overalls, western fashions, vintage sports and casuals fashions, vintage swim wear, and memories of hot-rod artist Big Daddy Rat.


  • 177 pages
  • Hardback, 30 x 23 cm
  • 1st Special Edition of 5,000 copies, February 2011


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