ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF

1920s—Fashion’s Most Influential Decade
by Neal Barr

These two astonishing volumes are the culmination of an extended romance, Neal Barr’s entrancement with the 1920s represented through that most transient and ephemeral of material expression, the apparel of women.
HAROLD KODA
This two-volume boxed set, each numbered and hand signed by the author, is offered as a limited collector’s edition of 1,500. Order yours today!
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ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF

1920s—
Fashion’s Most Influential Decade
by Neal Barr

These two astonishing volumes are the culmination of an extended romance, Neal Barr’s entrancement with the 1920s represented through that most transient and ephemeral of material expression, the apparel of women.
HAROLD KODA
This two-volume set is a limited edition of 1,500 copies, numbered and signed by Neal Barr. Order your copy today!
BUY

1920s—Fashion’s Most Influential Decade is an unprecedented visual journey through one of the most fascinating periods in modern history, a journey that will resonate with all who delight in exquisite fashions and accessories, as seen through the eyes of a true master of the photographic art.

—FROM THE FOREWORD BY HAROLD KODA
 
 
 
 

Threads of Time    Documentary Film—Trailer
A project 60 years in the making and the living master who orchestrated it.

 
Threads of Time
 
A Master at Work
 
A Decade of Roaring Color
 
 
 
 

Born in Ventura, California, 1932, Neal Barr has been acclaimed for his fashion and beauty photography over more than three decades. After he opened his studio in New York in 1962, his editorial work appeared in such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, and Sports Illustrated, and his commercial portfolio included clients that ranged from Revlon and Christian Dior to Saks Fifth Avenue and Estee Lauder. In the year 2000 he retired and returned to Southern California, where he began photographing the collection of vintage 1920s fashion that he had been acquiring since he was a student at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He has been featured at the Annenberg Space for Photography and honored as the Brooks Institute 2015 Distinguished Alumnus.

 
To view gallery of images from Neal Barr’s career, click here

Harold Koda trained with Diana Vreeland at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, served as director of the costume and textile collections of The Edward C. Blum Design Laboratory at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and studied landscape architecture at Harvard University. He later returned to head the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum, where he curated and co-curated many iconic exhibitions before retiring in January 2016.