Wartime fashion : from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945

by Howell, Geraldine.

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GT738.H69 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  GT738.H69 2012
A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency.The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
Additional Information
Subjects Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women's clothing -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion design -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Publisher London ; New York :Berg,2012
Edition English ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index.
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