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History Of Fashion - Episode 4: The 1940s

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 ...

Latest News

  • Step back in time

    08/02/17 ,via Lititz Record Express

    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

  • 4-H girls add glam to garments at Larimer County Fair's Fashion Revue

    07/26/17 ,via Loveland Reporter-Herald

    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 

  • Designers to create 'World's First Chess Uniform' in St. Louis

    07/13/17 ,via KMOV.com

    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

  • There's No Right or Wrong Way to Wear Your Pants Right Now

    08/01/17 ,via Esquire.com

    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 

  • Wartime atmosphere takes over Pateley Bridge in authentic fashion

    07/30/17 ,via Yorkshire Post

    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

Books

  • 1940s Fashion

    Goodman Publishers. 2018. ISBN: 1847960464,9781847960467. 512 pages.

    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 This extensive survey brings together previously unpublished photography and beautifully drawn illustrations to provide a comprehensive overview of the period.

  • Fashion in the 1940s

    Bloomsbury Publishing. 2014. ISBN: 9781784420260,1784420263. 72 pages.

    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...

  • 1940s Fashion

    2018. ISBN: 1445679159,9781445679150. 64 pages.

    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.

  • Blueprints of Fashion

    Schiffer Pub Limited. 1999. ISBN: 0764309196,9780764309199. 175 pages.

    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.

  • Forties Fashion

    2018. ISBN: 0500288976,9780500288979. 208 pages.

    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.

... click here here are some pictures of 1940s fashion to inspire you
... click here here are some pictures of 1940s fashion to inspire you
1940s Fashion – Women’s Dress and Style-
1940s Fashion – Women’s Dress and Style-
... to reveal what 1940s fashions the dishy Rita Hayworth was wearing
... to reveal what 1940s fashions the dishy Rita Hayworth was wearing

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