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In this episode, Vintage2Versace's John Knight addresses the affect of the Second World War on fashion and explains how Christian Dior pioneered the 'new ...
There will also be several World War II reenactors, vehicles, “The Victory Sisters,” artifacts, free food and (non-alcoholic) drinks. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in 1940s-era fashion. “America Homefront,” a 1940s traveling museum in which
The Fort Collins girl had a deadline the next day to enter her handmade evening gown in the "dressy dress" category at the Larimer County Fair Fashion Revue. She made the 1940s vintage floor-length dress in three days, finding it a challenge to put in
After once being home to a booming garment industry in the 1930s and 1940s, fashion is starting to make a comeback in the city. Now, each of the six designers at the St. Louis Fashion Fund is being paired with six grandmasters to come up with the world
From the runways of this past men's fashion month to the style on the streets, one clearcut trend has emerged in 2017—that, in terms of length and cut of pants, there is no real trend. From the cropped-and-wide of Todd Snyder and N. Hoolywood, to the
The spirit of wartime Britain was evoked in Pateley Bridge all weekend long as the North Yorkshire market town reverted back to something like it would have been in the 1940s. Residents, shopkeepers and visitors dressed in period clothing were joined
The early Forties might have been years of make-do-and-mending and fashionable inventiveness, but the latter half of the decade saw and explosion of contemporary forward-looking fashions. This extensive survey brings together previously unpublished photography and beautifully drawn illustrations to provide a comprehensive overview of the period.
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 the international couture...
Wartime fashion is perhaps more popular now than it ever was in the 1940s, with thousands regularly recreating the look. This is the perfect introduction to '40s fashion for anyone interested in the decade of make do and mend.
The most popular 1940s clothing styles were available in patterns for the home seamstress. Companies like Advance, Butterick, McCall and others marketed their patterns to housewives with beautifully illustrated envelopes featuring everything from couture to everyday workclothes, ensembles, sportswear, lingerie, and more. Collectible in themselves, these illustrations also document an era of fashion design.
A comprehensive tribute to the fashions and styles of the 1940s offers insight into the ways in which the occupation of Paris and its related shortages influenced design, in a volume that showcases pieces that reflect period ideals, patriotism, and practicality.