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FROM SIREN SUITS TO THE NEW LOOK
WALFORD, JONATHAN

This is the definitive book on fashion in the 1940s – from French style under the occupation and the ‘make do and mend’ approach to creatively solving clothing shortages, through ...
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Publishing date: 2008
Language: english
Binding: softcover
Size : 25,00 x 23,20 cm.
Pages: 208 Illustrations: 250 Color illustrations: 196
ISBN/EAN: 9780500288979

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This is the definitive book on fashion in the 1940s – from French style under the occupation and the ‘make do and mend’ approach to creatively solving clothing shortages, through issues of dress, patriotism and propaganda and the development of faux fabrics and rationing, to the rise of American fashion houses and the New Look of the postwar period. Some 250 illustrations, 196 in colour, reveal the wide range of fashions and styles that emerged throughout the Second World War and throughout the world, in Europe, North America, Australasia and Japan. The lively text, by fashion specialist Jonathan Walford, details how fashion was considered not a frivolity but an aesthetic expression of circumstances in the 1940s.