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Forties Fashion By Jonathan Walford

Forties Fashion
by Jonathan Walford

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Covers French style under the occupation and the make do and mend mentality, through issues of dress, patriotism and propaganda and the development of faux fabrics and rationing, to the rise of American fashion houses and the creation of Christian Diors look.
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Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look by Jonathan Walford

This is the definitive book on fashion in the 1940s, covering everything from French style under the occupation and the make do and mend mentality, through issues of dress, patriotism and propaganda and the development of faux fabrics and rationing, to the rise of American fashion houses and the creation of Christian Diors new look. International attitudes emerge from some 250 illustrations, including period advertisements, images of real clothes, and first-hand accounts from contemporary publications.

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Forties Fashion Reviews


Flipping through this book will provide endless hours of entertainment for swing dancers, retro-designers, and lovers of fashion history.
Shows how fashion gave form to the anxieties and aspirations of the times. . . . Engrossing.

About Jonathan Walford


Jonathan Walford was the founding curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and a founder of the Fashion History Museum in Canada. His previous books include Forties Fashion. He lives in Canada.

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GOR010434588
Forties Fashion: From Siren Suits to the New Look by Jonathan Walford
Jonathan Walford
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2008-10-01
208
0500514291
9780500514290
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.