Forties Fashion

Forties Fashion

From Siren Suits to the New Look

Book - 2011
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This book on fashion in the 1940s covers 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 Dior's 'New Look'.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
ISBN: 9780500288979
0500288976
Branch Call Number: 391.20904/WALFORD
Characteristics: 1 v. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 25 cm.

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sunlitsepia Apr 05, 2013

This book has a fascinating and detailed section on women's fashion in Germany during WWII. Very interesting information on extreme clothing rationing, political agendas, and the black market's role in fashion under Nazi rule.

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kitzmiller
Feb 28, 2013

Brilliant book, worth owning. Retails for $29.95

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