20th Century Fashion

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-11-17
  • Publisher: THAMES&HUD

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Written by two experts in costume from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it explores movements and innovations in style for both men and women through the work of the most original and influential designers and couturiers. Organized around crucial shifts in style and major world events, the book places exciting, even revolutionary, developments in fashion within their socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts. International in scope, it encompasses the century's most important designers and metropolitan fashion centers, including developments in accessories, hairstyles, and make-up. The importance of mass production, advances in man-made fibers, the growth of ready-to-wear, and the major influences of postwar subcultures on contemporary fashion are also discussed. A reference section includes an extensive bibliography and a glossary of designers.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
1900-1913: Undulations and Exoticap. 10
1914-1929: La Garconne and the New Simplicityp. 48
1930-1938: Recession and Escapismp. 76
1939-1945: Rationed Fashion and Home-Made Stylep. 104
1946-1956: Femininity and Conformityp. 126
1957-1967: Affluence and the Teenage Challengep. 158
1968-1975: Eclecticism and Ecologyp. 192
1976-1988: Sedition and Consumerismp. 220
1989-1999: Fashion Goes Globalp. 252
Bibliographyp. 274
Sources of illustrationsp. 282
Acknowledgmentsp. 282
Reference indexp. 283
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