Fashion in the 1940s

Fashion in the 1940s

This book reveals the impact of wartime and austerity on British fashion and tells the story of how a spirit of patriotism and make-do-and-mend unleashed a wave of new creativity among women who were starved of high fashion by shortages and rationing. Many home dressmakers copied the high-end looks, and women involved in war work created a whole new aesthetic of less formal street wear. Fashion in the 1940s also shows how the Second World War shifted the centre of… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2014)

Collection: Shire Publications

Page count: 72 pages

Language: English


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