The Definitive Sourcebook
Author: Emmanuelle Dirix,Charlotte Fiell
Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group
1930s Fashion documents the season-by-season fashions of this remarkable decade with an impressive selection of original photographs, sketches and prints. An essential guide to Thirties fashion, this is a must-have handbook for fashion students as well as anyone interested in fashion or cultural history. Featuring elegant silk tea-dresses, tailored suits and draped furs, 1930s Fashion reveals the incredible elegance of this era s fashions. Meanwhile, an authoritative introductory essay assesses the major themes within fashion during this period and presents its most notable designers. Giving a unique insight into the glamorous and opulent fashions of this fabulous bygone era, this book is not only a rich source of inspiration but also a significant and long-awaited reappraisal of Thirties fashion. Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.
The Definitive Sourcebook
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Emmanuelle Dirix
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
1930s Fashion features 600 completely original, never-seen-before photographs and fashion illustrations. Of interest both to fashionistas and historians, as offers a totally new and in-depth perspective on the significance of fashion in society
Author: Ciara Phipps
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
From the elegant bias-cut gown to the light and liberating day dress, this book looks at and celebrates the historic silhouettes, fabric cuts and contextual history of 1930s clothing. Equipped with instructions, patterns and enchanting photos, it explores the history of 1930s fashion, and explains how to make a range of versatile thirties inspired garments. It takes ten examples of 1930s garments, ranging from a lingerie set to a heavy coat, to create a capsule collection. The patterns are taken from original 1930s garments, with each piece being carefully measured and the patterns scaled down accordingly. Step-by-step instructions for making each garment are complemented by close up photographs of historic details and decoration. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire designers, dressmakers and lovers of vintage fashion who want to express themselves through timeless and elegant style. Explores the history and context of 1930s clothing styles, cuts and designers, to give a full understanding of how fabric was manipulated to create figure-hugging silhouettes. Superbly illustrated with 443 colour images and 29 patterns taken from original 1930s garments.
Author: Felicia Lowenstein Niven
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In the 1930s, the boyish flapper fashion of the 1920s gave way to womanly curves. The clothes were soft and feminine. Women grew their hair out and styled it into finger waves and pin curls. Sweetheart necklines and suntans were in style. But life was far from glamorous for the millions of Americans who lost everything during the Great Depression. Read about the fashions, fads, pop culture icons, and world events of the 1930s.
American Fashion from Head to Toe
Author: José Blanco F.,Patricia Kay Hunt-Hurst,Heather Vaughan Lee,Mary Doering
This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history
Past and Present
Author: Djurdja Bartlett,Shaun Cole,Agnès Rocamora
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The fashion media is in the midst of deep social and technological change. Including a broad range of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films, and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs, this ground-breaking book provides an up-to-date examination of the role and significance of this field. Winner of the PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection, Fashion Media includes chapters written by international scholars covering topics from historic magazine cultures and contemporary digital innovations to art and film, exploring themes such as gender, ethnicity, design, taste and authorship. Highlighting the complexity of processes that bind design, design, technology, society and identity together, Fashion Media will be of be essential reading for students of fashion studies, cultural studies, visual culture studies, design history, communications and art and design practice and theory.
Author: Hazel Maskell
Discover the fashions of the 1930s by dressing the dolls in historically-accurate outfits. Find out what men and women wore during the golden age of Hollywood in the US, or in Europe, during work or leisure time. A stunning activity book themed around the glamorous era of the 1930s. Dress the dolls in graceful ball gowns and prepare them for the red carpet in Hollywood - do all this while learning interesting facts about the 1930s too. Illustrations: Full colour throughout WARNING! Not suitable for children under 36 months because of small parts. Choking Hazard.
An Index to American Women
Author: Kali Herman,Kalí Tal
Publisher: Oryx Pr
Image, Text and Industry
Author: Joanne Entwistle,Elizabeth Wissinger
Publisher: A&C Black
The fashion model's hold on popular consciousness is undeniable. How did models emerge as such powerful icons in modern consumer culture? This volume brings together cutting-edge articles on fashion models, examining modelling through race, class and gender, as well as its structure as an aesthetic marketplace within the global fashion economy. Essays include treatments of the history of fashion modelling, exploring how concerns about racial purity and the idealization of light skinned black women shaped the practice of modelling in its early years. Other essays examine how models have come to define femininity through consumer culture. While modelling's global nature is addressed throughout, chapters deal specifically with model markets in Australia and Tokyo, where nationalist concerns colour what is considered a pretty face. It also considers how models glamorize consumption through everyday activities, and neoliberal labour forms via reality TV. With commentaries from industry professionals who experienced the cultural juggernaut of the supermodels, the final essay situates their impact within the rise of brand culture and the globalization of fashion markets since 1990. Accessible and highly engaging, Fashioning Models is essential reading for students and scholars of fashion and related disciplines.
How the American Department Store Fashioned the Middle Class
Author: Jan Whitaker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Downtown department stores were once the heart and soul of America's pulsing Broadways and Main Streets. With names such as City of Paris, Penn Traffic, The Maze, Maison Blanche, or The Popular, they suggested spheres far beyond mundane shopping. Nicknames reflected the affection customers felt for their favorites, whether Woodie's, Wanny's, Stek's, O.T.'s, Herp's, or Bam's. The history of downtown department stores is as fascinating as their names and as diverse as their merchandise. Their stories encompass many themes: the rise of decorative design, new career paths for women, the growth of consumerism, and the technological ingenuity of escalators and pneumatic tubes. Just as the big stores made up their own small universes, their stories are microcosmic narratives of American culture and society. The big stores were much more than mere businesses. They were local institutions where shoppers could listen to concerts, see fashion shows and art exhibits, learn golf or bridge, pay electric bills, and plan vacations – all while their children played in the store's nursery under the eye of a uniformed nursemaid. From Boston to San Diego and Miami to Seattle, department stores symbolized a city's spirit, wealth, and progressiveness. Situated at busy intersections, they occupied the largest and finest downtown buildings, and their massive corner clocks became popular meeting places. Their locations became the epicenters of commerce, the high point from which downtown property taxes were calculated. Spanning the late 19th century well into the 20th, their peak development mirrors the growth of cities and of industrial America when both were robust and flourishing. The time may be gone when children accompany their mothers downtown for a day of shopping and lunch in the tea room, when monogrammed trucks deliver purchases for free the very same day, and when the personality of a city or town can be read in its big stores. But they are far from forgotten and they still have power to influence how we shop today. Service and Style recreates the days of downtown department stores in their prime, from the 1890s through the 1960s. Exploring in detail the wide range of merchandise they sold, particularly style goods such as clothing and home furnishings, it examines how they displayed, promoted, and sometimes produced goods. It reveals how the stores grew, why they declined, and how they responded to and shaped the society around them.
Author: Tim Jackson,David Shaw
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Business & Economics
This is the first book on the subject that combines contemporary marketing theory with analysis of operational marketing practice within the fashion industry. It contains the views of key practitioners and much original case study material from leading fashion organizations to provide unique insights into the reality of fashion marketing.
Author: Tobin Shelley
Publisher: Shire Publications
Author: Chazen Museum of Art,Joann Skrypzak,Barbara Copeland Buenger,Elvehjem Museum of Art
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Barbara Buenger traces the development of Viennese modernism from turn-of-the-century Jugendstil (as Art Nouveau was known in German-speaking countries) to early twentieth-century Expressionism, and interwar Art Deco. This exhibition catalogue features 103 fine and decorative art works produced by the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkst�tte movements between the 1890s and 1930s. The fully illustrated catalog features textiles, furniture, ceramics, paintings and prints, books, metalwork, glass, and a variety of other objects from a private midwestern collection. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood
Author: Sarah Berry
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
"Hollywood Movies in the thirties were intrigued by strong-willed women, from ambitious gold diggers, career-minded working girls, and social climbers to more illicit portrayals of female androgyny and ethnic exoticism. Revealing this public and cinematic fascination with women, Sarah Berry presents a lively look at the films, fan magazines, and advertising of the era. Viewing Hollywood glamour through debates about fashion, identity, and social status, she discusses such films as What Price Hollywood?, The Bride Wore Red, and The Bitter Tea of General Yen; big-budget, style-driven vehicles as Fashions of 1934 and Vogues of 1938; musicals; costume dramas; and Technicolor extravaganzas."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Valerie D. Mendes,Amy De La Haye
A book with 300 illustrations explores all the significant developments in fashion from 1900 to today, a period that has seen a growing preoccupation with personal appearance and clothes, and focuses on key movements and innovations in style for both men and women. (Fashion). Original.