1950s American fashion / Jonathan Walford.

Author
Walford, Jonathan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Shire Publications, c2012.
Description
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.

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Series
Shire library ; no. 695. [More in this series]
Summary note
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. This book follows the American fashion industry, from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that designed 1950s American fashion.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 63) and index.
Contents
Origins of the American fashion industry -- The American look: high fashion -- Designers and manufacturers of high fashion -- Off the rack: from Seventh Avenue to Hollywood -- Designers and manufacturers of everyday fashions -- Tops and bottoms: American hats and shoes.
Other title(s)
Nineteen fifties American fashion
ISBN
  • 9780747811640 (pbk.)
  • 0747811644 (pbk.)
LCCN
2012532766
OCLC
813411397
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