20th Century Dress in the United States

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-09
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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This is a comprehensive view of the history of twentieth-century dress in the United States, as it has developed in the context of tumultuous change. By placing dress in its proper context, the authors show how social, economic, and artistic conditions and trends influenced dress and how dress, including its production and marketing, played a role in each era.

Author Biography

Jane Farrell-Beck and Jean Parsons teach at Iowa State University. Sar Perlman is a veteran writer and journalist and partner at Sherman, Perlman, & Associates.

Table of Contents

1898-1907: New Century, New Fashions
1908-1918: The 20th Century Takes Holds
1919-1928: Thoroughly Modern Americans
1929-1938: Fashion on the Dole
1939-1946: Fashion on Duty
1947-1958: New Wealth, New Looks
1959-1968: Tripping Out on Fashion
1969-1978: Retrenchment & Reaction
1979-1988: Glitz to the Max
1989-1999: Party like It's the '90s
2000-2003: Stocks Down, Dressing Up
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