1950s American Fashion

Author: Jonathan Walford
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747812764
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The 1950s was the first decade when American fashion became truly American. The United States had always relied on Europe for its style leads, but during World War II, when necessity became the mother of invention, the country had to find its own way. American designers looked to what American women needed and found new inspirations for American fashion design. Sportswear became a strength, but not at the expense of elegance. Easy-wear materials were adapted for producing more formal clothes, and versatile separates and adaptable dress and jacket suits became hallmarks of American style. This book follows the American fashion industry from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that defined 1950s American fashion.

1950s American Style A Reference Guide Soft Cover

Author: Daniel Niemeyer
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304201651
Size: 14,54 MB
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Facets of the Fifties. A reference guide to an iconic Decade of Movie Palaces, Television, Classic Cars, Sports, Department Stores, Trains, Music, Food, Fashion and more

Daily Life In 1950s America

Author: Nancy Hendricks
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144086442X
Size: 18,50 MB
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Placing the era firmly within the American experience, this reference illuminates what daily life was really like in the 1950s, including for people from the "Other America"—those outside the prosperous, white middle class. • Illustrates how a seemingly uneventful decade defined today's world • Includes helpful historical overview for each section by placing it in context • Contains academic references and suggestions for further reading in each section • Illuminates the era's tastes through appendices of 1950s slang, award-winners, and best-sellers • Leads readers toward other works to broaden their understanding in a bibliography

Artifacts From American Fashion

Author: Heather Vaughan Lee
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440864586
Size: 18,63 MB
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Clothing and fashion accessories can serve as valuable primary sources for learning about our history. This unique book examines daily life in twentieth-century America through the lens of fashion and clothing. • Provides readers with an understanding of American history through artifacts of clothing • Offers readers the option to read self-contained entries individually or in chronological order for a unique perspective of a given decade from multiple points of view • Shows how clothing can be used as an educational tool to understand the real-life experiences of peoples of the past • Presents hard facts and information on complex topics like war and politics, as well as entertainment histories • Ties large historical events and movements to individuals living in those times, both famous and "everyday"

Carry Me

Editor: Antique Collectors Club Limited
Size: 12,10 MB
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The handbag has long been a symbol of status and style - it dominates the fashion scene, adds that all important finishing touch to the outfit, and is the portable accessory that no woman can live without. So, while some may say that diamonds are a girl'

Fifty Years Of Fashion

Author: Valerie Steele
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300087383
Size: 13,99 MB
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Describes top trends and designers of the past fifty years, including their social and cultural contexts

American Decades Primary Sources 1950 1959

Author: Cynthia Rose
Editor: UXL
Size: 20,28 MB
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Presents a collection of primary historical documents that cover the history of the United States in the twentieth century.

Couture Commerce

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774808262
Size: 12,60 MB
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The 1950s were the golden years of haute couture, captured by iconic images of glamorous models wearing dramatic clothes. Yet the real women who wore these clothes adapted them to suit their own tastes, altered them to extend their life, and often could not bear to part with them long after the dresses had outlived their use. This gorgeously illustrated book demonstrates why so many of these designs are still in existence and why we are fascinated by them fifty years later. Couture and Commerce investigates how and why postwar couture fashion was important in its own day. The Paris couture houses survived due to the enthusiasm of the North American fashion press and commercial buyers. Alexandra Palmer traces the European haute couture trade with North America by following actual surviving couture dresses from the design house sketch, through the model used in New York fashion shows and as a template for copies and knock-offs, and finally to the consumer. Couture and Commerce is a remarkable mixture of accessible text, color photographs of the original garments, design house sketches and photographs, retailers’ advertisements, and society page images. Weaving together analysis of the clothes and interviews with those who traded, sold, and wore couture, Alexandra Palmer vividly recreates the 1950s fashion world.

American Culture In The 1950s

Author: Martin Halliwell
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748628908
Size: 13,84 MB
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This book provides a stimulating account of the dominant cultural forms of 1950s America: fiction and poetry; theatre and performance; film and television; music and radio; and the visual arts. Through detailed commentary and focused case studies of influential texts and events - from Invisible Man to West Side Story, from Disneyland to the Seattle World's Fair, from Rear Window to The Americans - the book examines the way in which modernism and the cold war offer two frames of reference for understanding the trajectory of postwar culture. The two core aims of this volume are to chart the changing complexion of American culture in the years following World War II and to provide readers with a critical investigation of 'the 1950s'. The book provides an intellectual context for approaching 1950s American culture and considers the historical impact of the decade on recent social and cultural developments.

American Cinema Of The 1950s

Author: Murray Pomerance
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813536736
Size: 14,37 MB
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Bringing together original essays by ten respected scholars in the field, American Cinema of the 1950s explores the impact of the cultural environment of this decade on film, and the impact of film on the American cultural milieu. Contributors examine the signature films of the decade, including From Here to Eternity, Sunset Blvd., Singin' in the Rain, Shane, Rear Window, and Rebel Without a Cause, as well as lesser-known but equally compelling films, such as Dial 1119, Mystery Street, Suddenly, Summer Stock, The Last Hunt, and many others.