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Great War Fashion : Tales from the History Wardrobe

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Imagine `stepping into someone else's shoes'. Walking back in time a century ago, which shoes would they be? A pair of silk sensations costing thousands of pounds designed by Yantonnay of Paris or wooden clogs with metal cleats that spark on the cobbles of a factory yard? Will your shoes be heavy with mud from trudging along duckboards between the tents of a frontline hospital... or stuck with tufts of turf from a football pitch? Will you be cloaked in green and purple, brandishing a `Votes for Women' banner or will you be the height of respectability, restricted by your thigh-length corset? Great War Fashion opens the woman's wardrobe in the years before the outbreak of war to explore the real woman behind the stiff, mono-bosomed ideal of the Edwardian Society lady draped in gossamer gowns, and closes it on a new breed of women who have donned trousers and overalls to feed the nation's guns in munitions factories and who, clad in mourning, have loved and lost a whole generation of men. The journey through Great War Fashion is not just about the changing clothes and fashions of the war years, but much more than that - it is a journey into the lives of the women who lived under the shadow of war and were irrevocably changed by it. At times, laugh-out-loud funny and at others, bringing you to tears, Lucy Adlington paints a unique portrait of an inspiring generation of women, brought to life in rare and stunning images.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 196 x 264 x 26mm | 1,179.98g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 Plates, color; 100 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752493485
  • 9780752493480
  • 333,802

About Lucy Adlington

Lucy Adlington is the founder of History Wardrobe, which gives costume-in-context presentations tomore than15,000 people across the UK every year. She works closely with English Heritage and National Trust and has a large collection of original outfits spanning 200 years of fashion history. Sheis also a children's authorand has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal."show more

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