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Fashion In The 1940s

Author : Jayne Shrimpton
ISBN : 9781784420260
Genre : Design
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This book reveals the impact of wartime and austerity on British fashion and tells the story of how a spirit of patriotism and make-do-and-mend unleashed a wave of new creativity among women who were starved of high fashion by shortages and rationing. Many home dressmakers copied the high-end looks, and women involved in war work created a whole new aesthetic of less formal street wear. Fashion in the 1940s also shows how the Second World War shifted the centre of the international couture scene away from Paris, allowing British designers to influence Home Front style. Afterwards Paris fashion was re-born with Dior's extravagant New Look, while casual American trends were widely adopted by young British women and men.
Category: Design

The 1950s Look

Author : Mike Brown
ISBN : 0955272335
Genre : Clothing and dress
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This book really makes you think about what you wear and why. In flicking through the pages you realise the different aspects of everything that gives you The Look. Obviously a great deal of research has gone into this book with every topic on what gave The Look in the 1950's being addressed. The contents include clothing for men, women, children and teenagers; home dressmaking, accessories, hairstyles and makeup with lots of other interesting snippets along the way. It is a book that will delight old and young. It may be that you were around during this period and the splendid array of photographs will act as a reminder of what you have forgotten. If you are young it is a splendid way to see how people looked in the 50's and compare with The Look of today, which is very different. You do not have to read this book from cover to cover to enjoy. Its just one of those books that you can just dip into. The book is well written by Mike Brown and extremely well produced by Sabrestorm Publishing. If you have an interest in fashion or history then this book definitely deserves a place in your book collection. Well done to Mike Brown, Ian Bayley and the rest of the team who produced this book.
Category: Clothing and dress

1940s Fashion

Author : Vintage Journals
ISBN : 1725684640
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Perfect as a gift for fashion designers, fashion illustrators, fashion design students, stylish friends, costume history lovers, girly girls, trendy fashionistas, vintage lovers and all fashion enthusiasts. Whether buying for yourself or others, Vintage Fashion Journals make the great gift. Free your imagination and express your creativity with this softcover journal book. Blank with lined pages. Perfect for your thoughts and feelings. Ideal for note-taking, to-do lists, personal reflections, daily journaling, sketching and doodling, brainstorming, dreams, memories, observations and creative writing projects. Lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space for writing.This is a medium sized vintage style journal so fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes. Not too thick & not too thin, so it's a great size to throw in your purse or bag!

1930s Fashion

Author : Emmanuelle Dirix
ISBN : 1783130156
Genre : Design
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1930s Fashion documents the season-by-season fashions of this remarkable decade with an impressive selection of original photographs, sketches and prints. An essential guide to Thirties fashion, this is a must-have handbook for fashion students as well as anyone interested in fashion or cultural history. Featuring elegant silk tea-dresses, tailored suits and draped furs, 1930s Fashion reveals the incredible elegance of this era s fashions. Meanwhile, an authoritative introductory essay assesses the major themes within fashion during this period and presents its most notable designers. Giving a unique insight into the glamorous and opulent fashions of this fabulous bygone era, this book is not only a rich source of inspiration but also a significant and long-awaited reappraisal of Thirties fashion. Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.
Category: Design

Fabulous Fashions Of The 1940s

Author : Felicia Lowenstein Niven
ISBN : 9781464503030
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In the 1940s, World War II affected just about every aspect of life, including the fashion. While the men were off fighting, women had to take over their factory jobs. Liberty cuts and victory rolls kept hair from being caught in machines. Most resources went to the war effort, so both women and men wore basic and practical clothing. But the end of the war in 1945 brought color and fun back into everyday life! Read about the fashions, fads, pop culture icons, and world events of the 1940s.
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The 1940s

Author : Robert Sickels
ISBN : 0313312990
Genre : History
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Discusses American popular culture of the 1940s, addressing such topics as politics, the middle class, the development of youth culture, advertising, architecture, fashion, food, leisure pursuits, literature, travel, and the arts.
Category: History

American Family Of The 1940s Paper Dolls

Author : Tom Tierney
ISBN : 0486273369
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From World War II era -- 9 dolls, 37 costumes: elegant dresses and straight-line suits, military uniforms, 3-piece business suit, "Rosie the Riveter" outfit, teen's "zoot suit," much more.
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Forties Fashion

Author : Jonathan Walford
ISBN : 0500288976
Genre : Art
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A comprehensive tribute to the fashions and styles of the 1940s offers insight into the ways in which the occupation of Paris and its related shortages influenced design, in a volume that showcases pieces that reflect period ideals, patriotism, and practicality.
Category: Art

1940s Fashion

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 123053041X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: 1930-1945 in fashion, Zoot Suit Riots, 1945-1960 in fashion, Top hat, Zazou, Bowler hat, Stilyaga, Fedora, Shoulder pads, Hobble skirt, Pork pie hat, Adele Simpson, Deerstalker, Harlequin print, Trilby, Mary Jane, Kitty Foyle, Homburg, Newsboy cap, Spaghetti strap, Bobby soxer. Excerpt: The most characteristic North American fashion trend from the 1930s to the end of World War II was attention at the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves and banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads for both men and women by the 1940s. The period also saw the first widespread use of man-made fibers, especially rayon for dresses and viscose for linings and lingerie, and synthetic nylon stockings. The zipper became widely used. These essentially U.S. developments were echoed, in varying degrees, in Britain and Europe. Suntans (called at the time "sunburns") became fashionable in the early 1930s, along with travel to the resorts along the Mediterranean, in the Bahamas, and on the east coast of Florida where one could acquire a tan, leading to new categories of clothes: white dinner jackets for men and beach pajamas, halter tops, and bare midriffs for women. Fashion trendsetters in the period included the Prince of Wales (Edward VIII from January 1936 until his abdication that December) and his companion Wallis Simpson (the Duke and Duchess of Windsor from their marriage in June 1937) and such Hollywood movie stars as Fred Astaire, Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford. Width at the shoulders was achieved by many means. In Dorothy Gish's outfit of 1932, the width is in the sleeve cap, which is pleated into the armscye. Elizabeth Arden's coat features broad, rounded shoulders cut in one piece with the yoke, 1939. The lighthearted, forward-looking attitude and fashions of the late 1920s lingered through most of 1930, but by the end of that...

Dollys And Friends Originals 1940s Paper Dolls

Author : Dollys and Friends
ISBN : 1686130767
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Meet Dolly, Polly, Holly, Lolly, Jolly and Molly, new fashion paper dolls Dollys and Friends. You can begin creating your collection of paper dolls with this book which has 3 paper dolls and more than 40 outfits in 1940s styles of fashion. This book is a perfect gift for fashion historians, fashion enthusiasts, costume history lovers, paper doll collectors or anyone interested in 1940s. Please be aware that these paper dolls require careful hand cutting. For adults, paper dolls may be a gateway to childhood memories but they also make great gifts for children. Younger children may need the help to cut these dolls out since the dolls and clothes are not perforated. However, this is a nice opportunity for fun family time. Paper dolls can bring adults and children together, and collections of paper dolls have always passed down to younger generations. New generations can learn a lot while playing with paper dolls. In a digital era where dress up games allow us to change clothes on paper dolls by only touching a screen, cutting these dolls the traditional way is a great help for developing motor skills. Playing together also helps to develop communication and cooperation between friends and family. Playing games goes hand in hand with storytelling, role-playing and fantasy so everyone can treasure the time spent playing with these paper dolls as memories full of creativity and imagination. Paper dolls have a long history, and although inspired by antique and vintage paper dolls, Dollys and Friends are modern fashion dolls. Still, most of their wardrobe pieces are vintage fashions or period costumes. While these clothes are created after research, each outfit may not be authentic for that time period. Although there are many costumes and designer fashions for vintage themed books, it is still best to describe them as inspired by historical periods but not exact period costumes. Especially undergarments are more modern for the dolls to be used with different wardrobe choices. Every new outfit from Dollys and Friends Originals Books you will get will be wearable by these Original Dollys. Collecting these paper dolls and sharing them with children can also make fashion and history become one of their passions. Paper doll fans and children of all ages can enjoy these creations . Anyone who is cutting out these dolls and trying the outfits can have a great time with this entertaining activity whether they are fashion enthusiasts, history lovers, paper doll collectors, children or adults.

Fabulous Fashions Of The 1940s And 1950s

Author : Felicia Lowenstein Niven
ISBN : OCLC:1200290128
Genre : Fashion
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"Discusses the fashions of the 1940s and 1950s, including clothing and hairstyles, trends and fads, designers, and world events that influenced the fashion"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Fashion

Blueprints Of Fashion

Author : Wade Laboissonniere
ISBN : 0764332279
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The most popular 1940s styles, from couture to everyday workclothes, ensembles, sportswear, lingerie, and evening dresses, plus toys, needlework, and gifts, are presented here in 550 color photographs of pattern envelopes from companies like Advance, Butterick, Hollywood, McCall, Simplicity, Vogue, and others. A wide array of pattern-related items is presented, including publications and advertising, display dolls, tools, and various forms of packaging. The pattern envelope illustrations are wonderful period drawings of '40s fashions. All who enjoy these great styles will find Blueprints of Fashion to be a refreshing approach and an important first book on this growing field of interest.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Fashion A Very Short Introduction

Author : Rebecca Arnold
ISBN : 9780191579110
Genre : Design
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Fashion is a dynamic global industry that plays an important role in the economic, political, cultural, and social lives of an international audience. It spans high art and popular culture, and plays a significant role in material and visual culture. This book introduces fashion's myriad influences and manifestations. Fashion is explored as a creative force, a business, and a means of communication. From Karl Lagerfeld's creative reinventions of Chanel's iconic style to the multicultural reference points of Indian designer Manish Arora, from the spectacular fashion shows held in nineteenth century department stores to the mix-and-match styles of Japanese youth, the book examines the ways that fashion both reflects and shapes contemporary culture. Using historical and contemporary examples, it gives a clear understanding of how fashion has developed since the renaissance, while raising questions about its status, ethical credibility, and influence on consumers. The book provides insight into the structure of the fashion industry and how fashions are designed, promoted and consumed, in relation to relevant historical, social and cultural contexts. It is structured thematically, to look at the role and development of designers, the growth of shopping and the different businesses involved in making and selling fashionable clothes. Fashion's relationship to the wider culture is also explored, by considering its representation in art and collaborations between designers and artists, the moral controversies surrounding fashion, and attempts to produce ethical clothing, and the effects of globalisation on the fashion trade. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Design

Changing Clothes In China

Author : Antonia Finnane
ISBN : 0231512732
Genre : History
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Based largely on nineteenth and twentieth-century representations of Chinese dress as traditional and unchanging, historians have long regarded fashion as something peculiarly Western. But in this surprising, sumptuously illustrated book, Antonia Finnane proves that vibrant fashions were a vital part of Chinese life in the late imperial era, when well-to-do men and women showed a keen awareness of what was up-to-date. Though foreigners who traveled to China in the early decades of the twentieth century came away with the impression that Chinese dress was simple and monotone, the key features of modern fashion were beginning to emerge, especially in Shanghai. Men in blue gowns donned felt caps and leather shoes, girls began to wear fitted jackets and narrow pants, and homespun garments gave way to machine-woven cloth, often made in foreign lands. These innovations marked the start of a far-reaching vestimentary revolution that would transform the clothing culture in urban and much of rural China over the next half century. Through Finnane's meticulous research, we are able to see how the close-fitting jacket and high collar of the 1911 Revolutionary period, the skirt and jacket-blouse of the May Fourth era, and the military style popular in the Cultural Revolution led to the variegated, globalized wardrobe of today. She brilliantly connects China's modernization and global visibility with changes in dress, offering a vivid portrait of the complex, subtle, and sometimes contradictory ways the people of China have worn their nation on their backs.
Category: History

Wartime Fashion

Author : Geraldine Howell
ISBN : 9780857854292
Genre : Design
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A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
Category: Design

Fashion And Jazz

Author : Alphonso McClendon
ISBN : 9780857851284
Genre : Design
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Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power of dress as a visual tool used to defy mainstream societal constructs, shaping a new fashion and style aesthetic. Fashion and Jazz is the first study to identify the behaviours, signs and meanings that defined this newly evolving subculture. Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and political entanglements of jazz and dress, with individual chapters exploring key themes such as race, class and gender. Including a wide variety of case studies, ranging from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker, it presents a critical and cultural analysis of jazz performers as modern icons of fashion and popular style. Addressing a number of previously underexplored areas of jazz culture, such as modern dandyism and the link between drug use and glamorous dress, Fashion and Jazz provides a fascinating history of fashion's dialogue with African-American art and style. It is essential reading for students of fashion, cultural studies, African-American studies and history.
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Vintage Hair Styles Of The 1940s

Author : Bethany Jane Davies
ISBN : 9781847978332
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The 1940s were exciting times for women, heralding new looks and, crucially, new hair styles. Vintage Hair Styles of the 1940s provides a complete guide to those hair styles. It takes a step-by-step approach to demonstrate how to achieve the styles for yourself or for your clients at home, in a salon or in the studio. More than thirty of the most common styles of the decade are illustrated with over 1,000 colour photographs and diagrams. It also charts the history of 1940s hair fashion and provides guidance on how best to achieve vintage looks for those wishing to re-enact, model or wear the classic styles of the era. Includes thirty step-by-step hair tutorials, and covers heat setting and wet setting with twenty pin-curl patterns. With further information on modern and traditional methods, troubleshooting, tips and tricks and a hair accessories guide this is the complete guide to recreating authentic hair styles of the 1940s. For vintage enthusiasts, students of hair and fashion, theatre designers and those looking to re-create the styles of the era. Superbly illustrated with over 1000 colour phtoographs and diagrams.
Category: Health & Fitness

Making Vintage 1940s Clothes For Women

Author : Sarah Magill
ISBN : 9781785003110
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress. Contents include: historical context and details of government regulations of the time; instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women's clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses; key techniques such as transfering pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches; examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories. This new book will help you recreate the clothes and the vintage style of the 1940s 'make do' years, and will be of particular interest to costume designers, fashion designers and students, dress historians, historic revival and reenactment participants and home dressmakers with a general interest in vintage dress. Superbly illustrated with 331 photographs and patterns.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Cool Cat

Author : Lori Luster
ISBN : 9781476539980
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes the fashion trends of the 1940s and 1950s, including step-by-step instructions on how to get the looks today"--
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction