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50s And 60s

50s And 60s

by Anne Rooney
     
 

Following the Second World War, fashion became available to a wider population for the first time as mass-produced clothing filled stores, while television and other media outlets relayed what the rich and famous wore on a daily basis. With the rise in popular culture dissemination came an increase in consumer consumption, and styles and fashions changed quickly in

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Following the Second World War, fashion became available to a wider population for the first time as mass-produced clothing filled stores, while television and other media outlets relayed what the rich and famous wore on a daily basis. With the rise in popular culture dissemination came an increase in consumer consumption, and styles and fashions changed quickly in the 1950s and 1960s. This colorful, captivating volume details how men and women dressed in their daily lives and for special occasions. Engaging sidebars and ample full-color photographs and illustrations give readers an accurate, detailed picture of the styles that were all the rage in post-war America and the years beyond.

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School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up—In a clear, engaging style, the authors describe how gender, occasion, class, and social clime affected fashion during commonly studied Western decades and eras. Fashion-forward individuals (Elizabeth I, Princess Diana, and Madonna, to name a few) from various ages are mentioned and their influence on style is described. Each volume is profusely and gorgeously illustrated with period paintings and photographs, movie and TV stills, design sketches, and photographs from period reenactments. Each illustration is captioned with intriguing, relevant facts that enhance the text. Sidebars incorporate descriptive passages from period letters, diaries, books, and magazines, or highlight etiquette, trends, and inventions in fashion. One sidebar details how the manufacturing of some Civil War uniforms introduced the word "shoddy" into the American vocabulary. Another explains how good clothing was so precious in Elizabethan England that it was bequested in wills. Given that there are such a wide variety of illustrations, the overall effect is remarkably cohesive. The use of celebrities will draw in many readers, and the authors' emphasis on fashion's integral part in history will assist researchers. This series meets the need for quality material about fashion history with competence and appeal.—Jennifer Prince, Fairview Public Library, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133851
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Costume Source Bks
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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