A comprehensive, visual survey of fashion drawing in the twentieth century offers four hundred images illustrating the development of fashion as seen through the works of the greatest illustrators of the period.
This book documents the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900 on, when women's lives and manner of dress changed dramatically. From home dressmaking to couture, from wartime rationing to 'The New Look', from the birth of the teenager to mass manufacture, this selection of over 400 photographs and illustrations tells the fascinating story of a fashion revolution. 100 Years of Fashionwill appeal to everyone with an interest in fashion.
Author : Elizabeth Roberts
ISBN : 1906672261
Genre : Photography
File Size : 78.82 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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A visual record of the British people's habits of dress from the Victorians to Britpop, containing around 300 photographs from PA Photos' huge archives, spanning the whole of the 20th Century. Hand-picked by PA Photos' own archivists, most of these images have lain unseen since they were used as news pictures when first taken. Each image has been scanned especially for this book, many from glass plates, ensuring the best possible quality of reproduction. This book takes us on a fascinating journey through a hundred years of fashion and style, both on the London catwalks and on the streets of ordinary towns. So much social history can be seen reflected in the clothes of ordinary people: Victorian attitudes were inseparable from the clothes of the time, the relaxed atmosphere and pleasure-seeking of the 1920s can be seen clearly in its pyjama-clad girls, wartime austerity is acutely visible in ration-driven outfits followed by the new couture of the 1950s - and then from the '60s to the end of the '90s we see a kaleidoscopic rush through a rapidly changing society. A must for fashion watchers everywhere.
Hold onto your hats and lace up your boots; we’re off on a fashion adventure! Travel through 25 scenes in fashion history, circling the globe with your two young stylish travel companions—one boy and one girl, dressed the part in every picture. Each lavishly illustrated scene captures the mood and style of a unique time and place, accompanied by a trove of fashion history facts. Your journey begins over one hundred years ago, twirling around the ballroom in gowns and tailcoats. Travel on to dress up in Oriental silks to see a performance of the Ballet Russes, shimmy down in the flapper fashion of the Harlem Renaissance, fling your feather boa as you schmooze with movies stars on the Hollywood red carpet, and glue your hair into spikes as a London punk in this celebration of fashion and culture. Each vibrant, style-defining setting shows an array of characters showing off the distinguishing fashions of the time. Captions point out key fashion features, accessories, and cultural influences—like the cycling bloomers of the active and career-driven New Woman at the start of the twentieth century, the morale-boosting felt hats worn during the Second World War, and the plastic sunglasses inspired by space goggles from the Space Race era. Fact boxes give the time, place, key designers, and trends in silhouettes, hemlines, and sleeves for each fashion scene. Use the timelines at the back to see how historical events intersect with the evolution of fashion. One timeline summarizes the formative events of the twentieth century and three others highlight trends in shoes, hats, and bags. A Can You Find? page gives you motivation to study the scenes even more closely. Can you find a waiter dropping his tray of coffee on the streets of Paris? And a pair of roller skates at the dazzling disco jam? From Bollywood to Hollwood, suburban Canada to the French Riviera—embark on a voyage of discovery. A century of inspiring style awaits…
A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century, fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the 60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.