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Elegance in the age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s

Author: Patricia Mears; G Bruce Boyer
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; New York : Fashion Institute of Technology, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles. They also explore how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Mears; G Bruce Boyer
ISBN: 9780300204209 0300204205
OCLC Number: 861323002
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
Contents: Tailoring the new man: London, Naples, and Hollywood in the 1930s / G. Bruce Boyer --
The arc of modernity I: women's couture in the 1930s / Patricia Mears --
Augustabernard: the connoisseur's dressmaker / William DeGregorio --
The arc of modernity II: London, New York, Hollywood, Shanghai / Patricia Mears --
The qipao and the female body in 1930s China / Mei Mei Rado --
The wardrobe of the modern athlete: activewear in the 1930s / Ariele Elia --
"Great chic from little details grows": women's accessories in the 1930s / Colleen Hill.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Mears and G. Bruce Boyer ; essays by G Bruce Boyer, William DeGregorio, Ariele Elia, Colleen Hill, Patricia Mears, Mei Mei Rado.

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