Costume Since 1945

Costume Since 1945

Couture, Street Style, and Anti-fashion

Book - 1996
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Chapters on five-year periods from 1945 to 1995 capture the changes of mood and style in dress over the past 50 years, with color and b&w drawings of styles from street fashions and teenage trends to formal wear, haute couture, and anti-fashion. Text surveys social phenomena affecting fashion, such as the feminist movement and the invention of the teenager. For students in fashion and theater design. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
From the austerity of the post-war years to diffusion and a seventies-revival in the late nineties, from New Look extravagance to punk and protest, Deirdre Clancy captures in drawings and text the subtle changes of mood and style in dress over fifty years, with an intelligent and sympathetic assessment of such new social phenomena as the invention of the teenager and the feminist movement.
Dividing the book into five-year periods, she presents a vivid cross-section of clothing and the people who wore it, from haute couture, through street fashions and formal wear; leisure wear and teenage trends, to the extremes of anti-fashion.
This essential reference book will be an inspiration to fashion and theatre designers as well as to students and any general reader interested in fashion and modern dress.

Publisher: New York : Drama Publishers, c1996
ISBN: 9780896761469
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm


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