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by John Peacock
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 050028041X, Paperback)Fashion in the 1940s divides into two parts: pre and post New Look. The first period was dominated by World War II, when rationing affected the design of clothes for men and women. In 1947 Christian Dior's New Look brought a romantic revival: narrow, rounded shoulders, lightly padded hips and voluminous, billowing skirts introduced a new era of feminity and extravagence. This book is part of a series charting the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards. It includes complete descriptions of each garment and accessories, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons and belts. The year-by-year format progresses through day wear, evening wear, sportswear, leisurewear, underwear, negligee and wedding wear. The text is accompanied by costume drawings by John Peacock, and includes a chart summarizing the evolution of fashion, garment shapes, and biographies of the outstanding designers of the decade.
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Contains drawings and descriptions of fashions worn during each year of the 1940s, covering day wear, evening wear, sports and leisure wear, accessories, underwear, and wedding attire; and includes a chart that summarizes the evolution of fashion and garment shapes, and biographies of notable 1940s designers.
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