1940s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook

Charlotte Fiell

Description

From the ashes of the Second World War arose inventive and forward-thinking designs, the likes of which had never been seen in fashion before, or since.

The early Forties were defined by thriftiness and practicality, but the latter half of the decade saw an explosion of elegance. This extensive survey brings together previously unpublished photography and beautifully drawn illustrations to provide a comprehensive overview of the period, from the austerity of the war years to the introduction of Dior's revolutionary 'New Look', and the rise of Hollywood glamour.

From haute couture to ready-to-wear, follow the season-by-season fashion evolution of the Forties. Featuring images of the decade's icons such as Joan Bennett, Veronica Lake and Barbara Stanwyck, and designers including Dior, Lucien Lelong, Balmain, Nina Ricci, and Worth.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    512
  • Size
    235 x 185mm
  • Publisher
    Welbeck
  • ISBN
    9781787398917
Stock Code
210824
Our Price
$39.99
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