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    DescriptionDespite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to momentous technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyse important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time, exploring at the same time the economic, political and cultural influences that shaped the emerging styles. It reveals how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing. Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal and modern new look.

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    Elegance in an Age of Crisis
    Fashions of the 1930s
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Patricia Mears, Edited by G. Bruce Boyer
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 254 mm
    Height: 328 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,900 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300204209
    ISBN 10: 0300204205

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    LC classification: GT596 .E54 2014
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    Illustrations note
    120 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    08 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Patricia Mears is deputy director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. G. Bruce Boyer is a leading menswear writer and historian.