Fashion in the 1920s
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Fashion in the 1920s

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The 1920s was a vibrant, energetic decade that bustled with jazz music, fast cars and glamorous movie stars. Fashion was at the forefront of this first true explosion of popular culture: bright young things donned short skirts and cloche hats, gents dressed in sharp tweed suits and spats, and even children's clothing was given a thorough overhaul. Jayne Shrimpton here explains the various elements that shaped British fashion in the 1920s, including the strong influences of Paris and Hollywood and looking not only at the clothes worn by the rich and famous but also at those of the common people - and at those who chose to dress conservatively in this age of `anything goes'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 18mm | 160g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w; 40 col
  • 0747813086
  • 9780747813088
  • 486,260

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"Richly illustrated with both high fashion costume plates, and advertisements from newspapers of the time...Details of the changes in style and cut during the 1920s including the influence of film on fashion, beauty and cosmetics, is clearly and succinctly explained with accompanying illustrations, photographs and extant photographic examples. Shoes, accessories and lingerie are also examined...Accessible, informative and an excellent overview of 1920s fashion across a wide range of social classes. Highly recommended."--"Vintage Fashion Guild" "With its carefully selected fashion illustrations and photographs of 'everyday people' this book gives a fantastic overview of mens- and womenswear, children's clothing and even bridal styles. Well written and always within a wider political and historical context, Fashion in the 1920s gives an interesting insight into an era's fashion that's all too often stereotyped into mini dresses and pearl necklaces." --Queens of Vintage"Richly illustrated with both high fashion costume plates, and advertisements from newspapers of the time...Details of the changes in style and cut during the 1920s including the influence of film on fashion, beauty and cosmetics, is clearly and succinctly explained with accompanying illustrations, photographs and extant photographic examples. Shoes, accessories and lingerie are also examined...Accessible, informative and an excellent overview of 1920s fashion across a wide range of social classes. Highly recommended." --Vintage Fashion Guild With its carefully selected fashion illustrations and photographs of 'everyday people' this book gives a fantastic overview of mens- and womenswear, children's clothing and even bridal styles. Well written and always within a wider political and historical context, Fashion in the 1920s gives an interesting insight into an era's fashion that's all too often stereotyped into mini dresses and pearl necklaces. "Queens of Vintage" Richly illustrated with both high fashion costume plates, and advertisements from newspapers of the time...Details of the changes in style and cut during the 1920s including the influence of film on fashion, beauty and cosmetics, is clearly and succinctly explained with accompanying illustrations, photographs and extant photographic examples. Shoes, accessories and lingerie are also examined...Accessible, informative and an excellent overview of 1920s fashion across a wide range of social classes. Highly recommended. "Vintage Fashion Guild"" "With its carefully selected fashion illustrations and photographs of everyday people this book gives a fantastic overview of mens- and womenswear, children s clothing and even bridal styles. Well written and always within a wider political and historical context, "Fashion in the 1920s"gives an interesting insight into an era s fashion that s all too often stereotyped into mini dresses and pearl necklaces." "Queens of Vintage" "Richly illustrated with both high fashion costume plates, and advertisements from newspapers of the time...Details of the changes in style and cut during the 1920s including the influence of film on fashion, beauty and cosmetics, is clearly and succinctly explained with accompanying illustrations, photographs and extant photographic examples. Shoes, accessories and lingerie are also examined...Accessible, informative and an excellent overview of 1920s fashion across a wide range of social classes. Highly recommended." "Vintage Fashion Guild""show more

About Jayne Shrimpton

Jayne Shrimpton is a dress historian and portrait specialist with an MA in the History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London). An ex-Archivist for the National Portrait Gallery, she has many years of experience analysing historical images and is well-known to genealogists for her dress history and photograph books, magazine articles, lectures and photo dating events.show more

Table of contents

Introduction / Women's Fashions / Menswear / Evening Dress / Children's Clothes / Bridal Wear / Sporting Style / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Indexshow more

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