1940's Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook Softcover

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1940's Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook Softcover

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix, Charlotte Fiell,

Publisher: Goodman Fiell, Carlton Books Ltd, London, 2013

ISBN: 9781847960467

512 Pages

Featuring 600 totally original, never-seen-before photographs and illustrations - completely redefining the appraisal of 1940's fashion
Picks up on the current trend for vintage fashion, retro style and nostalgia—the 1940's is a key fashion trend
Introduction offers a unique perspective pulling together the social, economic, and cultural factors that influenced this unique period, including the Wall Street crash and Hollywood glamor
An essential sourcebook for fashion designers, students, vintage and retro collectors, and any self-respecting fashionista.

The early Forties might have been years of make-do-and-mending and fashionable inventiveness, but the latter half of the decade saw an explosion of contemporary forward-looking fashions. 1940s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook is an extensive survey that brings together previously unpublished photography and beautifully drawn illustrations to provide a comprehensive overview of the period, from the austerity fashion of the war years to the introduction of Dior's revolutionary "New Look," and the rise of Hollywood glamor.

From haute couture to ready-to-wear, this publication comprehensively documents the season-by-season fashions of the WWII era and the immediate postwar period. The images feature prominent stars of the decade such as Joan Bennett, Veronica Lake and Barbara Stanwyck, and designers including Dior, Lucien Lelong, Balmain, Nina Ricci, and Worth.

The Definitive Sourcebook covers every aspect of female fashions from the period, from lacy evening gowns, tailored skirt-suits and luxurious fur jackets to figure-sculpting undergarments, satin negligees and glamorous swimwear. The introduction outlines the different themes of the period and each chapter is given an introduction. Biographies of major designers of the time are included, for an in-depth look at who shaped the 1940s fashion world.

Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design. She studied at the British Institute in Florence, Camberwell College of Arts in London, and later trained at Sotheby's Institute, also in London.

Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures on Critical and Historical studies at Winchester School of Art, Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy.

Softcover is in excellent condition RARE



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