Fashion Sourcebook - 1920s

ISBN 13: 9781906863487

Fashion Sourcebook - 1920s

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9781906863487: Fashion Sourcebook - 1920s

Saucy flappers and manic Charlestons, dramatic silent movies and the bigband euphoria of early jazz: the 1920s must surely rank amoung the most dashing eras in American styles history, and this volume documents in ravishing detail the clothing that helped make the decade so stylish and glamorous. Sumptuously illustrated with more than 600 original photographs, drawings and prints, Fashion Sourcebook 1920s focuses largely on the Art Deco period, with its beautiful beaded dresses, cloche hats and t-bar shoes as worn by the fahsionable flappers and the "bright young things" of the time. Hemlines and haircuts both became drastically shorter, mirroring the changing social roles: at the decade's outset, women gained the right to vote and Prohibition led many otherwise law abiding Americans to break the law of the land rather than abandon their gin fizzes. This title will prove an indispensable reference work not only for students of fashion but for all fashionistas seeking ideas for the major themes within fashion during this period, surveying its most famous designers and assessing their creative contributions. A cornucopia of beautiful clothes with exquisite detailing, this book is a rich source of inspiration as well as an important survey of Art Deco fashion.

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About the Author:

Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design, from industrial products to graphic communications. She studied at the British Institute in Florence, Camberwell College of Arts, London, and at Sotheby's Institute, also in London. Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures at London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, The Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She has also contributed to various exhibition catalogues and academic volumes on fashion.

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