20th Century Fashion
|Rating||:||4.35 (947 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
. was Head of the Textiles and Dress Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.is Senior Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion
International in scope, it encompasses the century's most important designers and metropolitan fashion centers, including developments in accessories, hairstyles, and make-up. A reference section includes an extensive bibliography and a glossary of designers.. Organized around crucial shifts in style and major world events, the book places exciting, even revolutionary, developments in fashion within their socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts. The importance of mass production, advances in man-made fibers,
"Good review of 20th century fashion in relation to history of the time" according to Susan O'Neill. I bought this book for my daughter who is studying Fashion Design as a freshman in high school. I think I may enmjoy the book more than she, especially the part about the 60s! The section on WWII is very interesting; did you know the reason men lost their turnups on trousers was due to rationing of fabric? I finally found out what utility fabric was and saw a picture of a demob suit! Not loads of pictures but those that there are are good and illustrate the text well.. Interesting and informative JRoznos This book provides an exceleent overview of 20th Century Fashion. Rather then breaking fashion down in decades (which really doesn't make sense)this book breaks down 20th Century Fashion by movements within the industry and particularly the economic conditions of the time. True, it doesn't have a lot of pictures, but fashion pictures are relatively easy to obtain. This book provides an excellent historic overview of the century.. Okay Gabriella Eh, not the best book, but informative and filled with applicable photos and pictures none-the-less. I need to read it for a class, and it's a quick read!
Intriguing details like prewar Nazi fashion ideals of womanhood or the origins the Carnaby Street look of the 1960s keep one's interest--if the eyes can take it. That's too bad, because there is much good information contained in the text. Libs., Bowling Green Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Fashion changes accelerated more and more rapidly during the last century, from the conservative Belle Epoque styles to the "anything goes" vortex of the 1990s. The type face of the text is so small that some readers may have trouble reading it for any length of time. In between, social and economic forces created dramatic or subtle changes, and these are well described here with the aid of 280 illustrations. Still, this well-priced fashio