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Fashion In The 1950s

Author : Daniel Milford-Cottam
ISBN : 9781784422042
Genre : History
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More than a footnote to the Second World War, or a foreword to the youth-obsessed exhilaration of the Sixties, the Fifties was a thrilling decade devoted to newness and freshness. The British people, rebuilding their lives and wardrobes, demanded modern materials, vibrant patterns and exciting prints inspired by scientific discoveries and modern art. Despite the influence of glamorous Paris couture led by Dior, home-grown fashion labels including Horrockses and the young Queen Elizabeth's couturier Norman Hartnell had an equally great, if not greater impact on British style. This book, written by an assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is a fascinating look back to the days when post-war Britain developed a fresh sense of style.
Category: History

1950s American Fashion

Author : Jonathan Walford
ISBN : 9780747812807
Genre : Design
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The 1950s was the first decade when American fashion became truly American. The United States had always relied on Europe for its style leads, but during World War II, when necessity became the mother of invention, the country had to find its own way. American designers looked to what American women needed and found new inspirations for American fashion design. Sportswear became a strength, but not at the expense of elegance. Easy-wear materials were adapted for producing more formal clothes, and versatile separates and adaptable dress and jacket suits became hallmarks of American style. This book follows the American fashion industry from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that defined 1950s American fashion.
Category: Design

Blueprints Of Fashion

Author : Wade Laboissonniere
ISBN : 0764309196
Genre : Art
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The most popular 1940s clothing styles were available in patterns for the home seamstress. Companies like Advance, Butterick, McCall and others marketed their patterns to housewives with beautifully illustrated envelopes featuring everything from couture to everyday workclothes, ensembles, sportswear, lingerie, and more. Collectible in themselves, these illustrations also document an era of fashion design.
Category: Art

Fashions Of A Decade

Author : Patricia Baker
ISBN : 0816024685
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Surveys the fads, fashions, trends, and cultural and intellectual preoccupations of the self-satisfied, consumeristic 1950s.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed The 1950s

Author : Design Museum Enterprise Limited
ISBN : 9781840916157
Genre : Design
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The Design Museum and fashion guru Paula Reed present Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1950s. The most exciting, influential and definitive looks of one of the most significant decades in fashion! The Design Museum's mission is to celebrate, enterain and inform. It is the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to fashion, and carchitecture to graphics. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture and demonstrates both the richness of the creativity to be found in all forms of design, and its importance. This beautiful reference work showcases 50 iconic outfits from one of fashion's most influential and exciting decades. From the bombshell glamour of Marilyn Monroe in 'How to Marry a Millionaire' to the immergence of teenage style, via the sculptural forms of Christian Dior's New Look and Balenciaga's double A-Line, it celebrates all of the important looks that revolutionised modern fashion. With Paula Reed's lively and informative text and a wealth of fabulous photography, it is vital reading for design students, collectors of vintage, and everyone who truly loves fashion.
Category: Design

Fashion 1950s

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Description: Fashion photographs from the 1950s.

1950s Fashion

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230530509
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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: 44. Chapters: 1945-1960 in fashion, Levi Strauss & Co., Top hat, Aloha shirt, Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Western wear, Petticoat, Teddy Boy, Winklepickers, Fedora, Coonskin cap, Perfecto motorcycle jacket, Pompadour, Slim-fit pants, Horn-rimmed glasses, Beanie, Bolo tie, Hobble skirt, Browline glasses, Pork pie hat, PF Flyers, Duck's Ass, Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Deerstalker, Longchamp, Harlequin print, Crew cut, Trilby, Bobby sock, Mary Jane, Barkcloth, Homburg, Poodle skirt, Newsboy cap, Sweater girl, Saddle shoe, Spaghetti strap, Bobby soxer, Pedal pushers. Excerpt: Fashion in the years following World War II is characterized by the resurgence of haute couture after the austerity of the war years. Square shoulders and short skirts were replaced by the soft femininity of Christian Dior's "New Look" silhouette, with its sweeping longer skirts, fitted waist, and rounded shoulders, which in turn gave way to an unfitted, structural look in the later 1950s. Innovations in textile technology following the war resulted in new synthetic fabrics and easy-care fabric finishes that fitted the suburban lifestyle of the 1950s with its emphasis on casual sportswear for both men and women. For the first time, teenagers became a force in fashion. By 1947, the Paris fashion houses had reopened, and once again Paris resumed its position as the arbiter of high fashion. The "orderly, rhythmic evolution of fashion change" had been disrupted by the war, and a new direction was long overdue. A succession of style trends led by Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga defined the changing silhouette of women's clothes through the 1950s. Television joined fashion magazines and movies in disseminating clothing styles. One result of the Post-World War II economic expansion was a flood of synthetic fabrics and easy-care processes. "Drip-dry" nylon, orlon and...

Fashionable Clothing From The Sears Catalogs

Author : Desire Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112204818
Genre : Design
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Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1950s focuses on wearable, collectible vintage clothing and accessories. The Sears catalogs provide the basis for a comprehensive evaluation of the fashions of this period. There is no guessing as to the dates of the clothing, and the descriptions are unsurpassed in terms of detail and accuracy. Vintage clothing from the early 1950s is extremely desirable to collectors, but it is increasingly difficult to find. Fashion designers look to the elegant styles of the period for inspiration. Collectors love the beautiful crafted handbags and the carefully tailored suits, jackets, and coats. Shoes have become very interesting to collectors in recent years, perhaps due to their comfortable styling and beautiful craftsmanship. This survey encompasses all aspects of the era's fashions, including: gowns, dresses, shirts, skirts, sportswear, accessories, nightware, underwear, coats, suits, and jackets. Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Early 1950s includes introductory remarks, helpful hints for collectors, descriptions from the catalog, and current values placed next to the original Sears' prices.
Category: Design

Creative Haven Fabulous Fashions Of The 1950s Coloring Book

Author : Ming-Ju Sun
ISBN : 9780486799063
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Step back in time with 31 pages of styles from the 1950s. Then play fashion designer by adding color to men's and women's outfits, from full skirts to cardigans and capris.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles