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Forties fashion : from siren suits to the new look

Author: Jonathan Walford
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on fashion in the 1940s, offering coverage ranging from French style under the Occupation and the make do and mend mentality, through issues of dress, patriotism and propaganda and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Walford
ISBN: 0500288976 9780500288979
OCLC Number: 938840792
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: 208 p. : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: 1940s in Vogue * Between the Wars * The World of Tomorrow * Kangaroo Pockets and Siren Suits * Rationing, Utility and Austerity * The Battle for the Capital of Fashion * How America Fared * Zoots and Zazous * Beauty on Duty * Wardrobe * Parachute Brides * Trade, Lease and Loan * Pieces of Resistance * French Style * Fashion Among the Ruins * Post-War Priorities * New Looks
Responsibility: Jonathan Walford.

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