100 Ideas That Changed Fashion

100 Ideas That Changed Fashion

Paperback 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED

By (author) Harriet Worsley

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 268mm x 20mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 21 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856697339
  • ISBN 13: 9781856697330
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 55,260

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100 Ideas that Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas through which womenswear has evolved. Charting the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, the book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. But rather than just documenting these changes in fashion, it crucially explains why they happened. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book will be entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.

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Harriet Worsley studied fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, where she teaches fashion communication and fashion journalism today. She worked as a fashion and interiors journalist before starting a career in garden design. Her previous publications include Decades of Fashion and Classics of Fashion.

Table of contents

1. The Death of the Corset 2. Advances in Photography 3. Vogue Launches 4. The Wrist Watch 5. The Military Look 6. The Jumper Blouse 7. Underwear as Outerwear 8. Suits for Women 9. The Delphos Gown 10. Clothes for Modern Travel 11. The Acceptance of Public Nudity 12. The White Wedding Dress 13. Jeans 14. The Bra 15. The Decline of Domestic Service 16. Trousers for Women 17. Androgyny 18. The Clutch Bag 19. Dance Clothes 20. Painted Ladies 21. Viscose Rayon 22. The Bias Cut 23. Sunbathing 24. Costume Jewelry 25. Fragrances from Artificial Ingredients 26. The Little Black Dress 27. Hollywood and the Talkies 28. The Shoulder Bag 29. False Eyelashes 30. The Open Toe Shoe 31. The Zip 32. The Wide Shoulder Pad 33. Sunglasses 34. Platform and Wedge heels 35. Rationing, the Second World War 36. Nylon 37. Mass-manufacturing 38. Make Do and Mend 39. The Bikini 40. The New Look 41. Bikers 42. Trainers 43. The Dr Marten boot 44. The T-shirt 45. The Supermodel 46. Paris Challenged as the Sole Centre of Fashion 47. Teenage Fashion 48. The Stiletto Heel 49. The Black Leather Jacket 50. High Fashion Borrows Ideas from the Street 51. The 'Terrible Three' photographers 52. Pop and Op Art 53. Space Age 54. The Mini 55. Mods 56. Hippies 57. Tights 58. Funk 59. Glam 60. Disposable Fashion 61. Celebrities Endorse Designers and Trends 62. Royals and Politicians as Fashion Patrons and Style Leaders 63. Global Influences 64. Bold Prints 65. Protest Dress 66. Sportswear Meets Fashion 67. The Influence and Endorsement of Pop Stars and their Girlfriends 68. Synthetics 69. The Japanese Designers take on Paris 70. Body Piercing 71. Computer Technology Drives Fashion 72. The Jumpsuit 73. Tattoos 74. Lycra 75. Punk 76. Black is Beautiful 77. Low Key Luxury in the 1970s 78. Hot Pants 79. The Thong 80. Dress No Longer Indicates Age 81. The Delicate Knit Dress 82. Logo Worship and Brand Culture 83. Flygirls 84. The Fashion Show as a Theatrical Spectacle 85. Branded Locker-room Underwear for Women 86. New Age 87. Performance Fabrics 88. Streetwear 89. Ads for Benetton 90. New Romantics 91.Going Green 92. Grunge 93. Ravers 94. Utilitarian Bags 95. The Status Handbag 96. The Anti-Brand 97. The Antwerp Six 98. Hi-tech Accessories Incorporated into Clothing 99. The Internet 100. Concepts for the Future