1950s American fashion (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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1950s American fashion

1950s American fashion

Author: Jonathan Walford
Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Shire Publications, ©2012.
Series: Shire library, no. 695.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
United States had always relied on Europe for its style leads, but during World War II, when necessity became the mother of invention, the country had to find its own way. American designers looked to what American women needed and found new inspirations for American fashion design. This book follows the American fashion industry, from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Walford
ISBN: 9780747811640 0747811644
OCLC Number: 813411397
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Origins of the American fashion industry --
The American look: high fashion --
Designers and manufacturers of high fashion --
Off the rack: from Seventh Avenue to Hollywood --
Designers and manufacturers of everyday fashions --
Tops and bottoms: American hats and shoes.
Series Title: Shire library, no. 695.
Other Titles: Nineteen fifties American fashion
Responsibility: Jonathan Walford.


The 1950s was the first decade when American fashion became truly American. American designers looked to what American women needed and found inspirations for American fashion design. This title  Read more...


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