1920 S Jazz Age Fashion

Author: Martin Pel
Editor: Unicorn Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781910787281
Size: 13,37 MB
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Few eras are so clearly associated with fashion as the Jazz Age. Clean, slim lines; elegance grounded in simplicity rather than ornament; and styles designed for the active lives of the men and women who wore them--nearly a century later, the styles of the era still thrill us. This book, accompanying an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, both celebrates Jazz Age fashion and helps us understand its context. While presenting beautiful images of classic works by such designers as Chanel, Patou, Lucile, Lanvin, Vionnet, Hartnell, and Molynuex, worn by stars and stunners like Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, it also shows us how the era's fashion developed. Martin Pel traces the effects of the end of World War I, the rise of America, rapid changes in the lives and expectations of women, and technological breakthroughs like the introduction of Rayon and zippers. All played a part in the creation of an aesthetic that couldn't have been farther from the buttoned-down, bustled-up clothing of the preceding generation. ?A testament to an era that marked the birth of the modern, and whose influence is still felt today, Jazz Age Fashion is an unforgettable document of an unforgettable age.

Creative Haven Jazz Age Fashions Coloring Book

Author: Ming-Ju Sun
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486810496
Size: 12,50 MB
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These are the styles that made the Twenties roar! Thirty-one gracefully rendered and historically accurate images recapture the era's fashions, depicting flappers ― and the occasional sheik ― in all their beaded, sequined, and glittering glory. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Jazz Age Fashions and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

Jazz Age Fashion

Author: Virginia Bates
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847841875
Size: 16,68 MB
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"This lavish volume invites the reader into the glamorous fashions of the 1920s. Virginia, a renowned antique clothing shop in London, has been a go-to for fashion designers, models, stylists, and fashionistas for years. With its carefully curated selection of perfectly preserved heirloom dresses, coats, lingerie, and accessories, Virginia's rare clothing is collected by designers for inspiration and by serious clothing collectors (both museum curators as well as celebrities). This stunning volume highlights the best of the collection, scaling the heights of Jazz Age fashion with chapters on sequined dresses, cocktail wear, bridge coats, opera coats, evening jackets, and house coats. Through sumptuous still-life photographs of the clothes and opulent film-set interiors, Dressed to Kill invites readers into a magical world. The rare and precious beaded dresses, feathered capes, and silky kimonos are beautifully documented, highlighting the craftsmanship and ornamentation of the pieces. Historical information is accompanied by guidelines for the care of antique clothing. With essays by leading fashion authorities, this is a must have book for collectors, connoisseurs, and those who believe in evening style" -- Publisher's web site.

Jazz Age

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840339
Size: 12,51 MB
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A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure. * Written by experts from a variety of fields including history, music, literature, African American studies, and religious studies * Includes an extensive chronology of the defining moments of the Jazz Age from the worlds of politics, society and culture, the arts, business, and more

Jazz Age

Author: Eve Demoen
ISBN: 9789461612533
Size: 16,83 MB
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Encyclopedia Of The Jazz Age From The End Of World War I To The Great Crash

Author: James Ciment
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317471652
Size: 14,37 MB
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This illustrated encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of one of the most fascinating and widely studied periods in American history. Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the great Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments, ranging from the League of Nations, woman suffrage, Prohibition, the Red Scare, the Ku Klux Klan, the Lindberg flight, and the Scopes trial, to the rise of organized crime, motion pictures, and celebrity culture."Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age" provides information on the politics, economics, society, and culture of the era in rich detail. The entries cover themes, personalities, institutions, ideas, events, trends, and more; and special features such as sidebars and photos help bring the era vividly to life.

A Cultural History Of Dress And Fashion In The Modern Age

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350114065
Size: 16,57 MB
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Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.

Fashion And Jazz

Author: Alphonso McClendon
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857851284
Size: 17,23 MB
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Born in the late 19th century, jazz gained mainstream popularity during a volatile period of racial segregation and gender inequality. It was in these adverse conditions that jazz performers discovered the power of dress as a visual tool used to defy mainstream societal constructs, shaping a new fashion and style aesthetic. Fashion and Jazz is the first study to identify the behaviours, signs and meanings that defined this newly evolving subculture. Drawing on fashion studies and cultural theory, the book provides an in-depth analysis of the social and political entanglements of jazz and dress, with individual chapters exploring key themes such as race, class and gender. Including a wide variety of case studies, ranging from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker, it presents a critical and cultural analysis of jazz performers as modern icons of fashion and popular style. Addressing a number of previously underexplored areas of jazz culture, such as modern dandyism and the link between drug use and glamorous dress, Fashion and Jazz provides a fascinating history of fashion's dialogue with African-American art and style. It is essential reading for students of fashion, cultural studies, African-American studies and history.

Fashion In The Time Of The Great Gatsby

Author: LaLonnie Lehman
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747814384
Size: 18,94 MB
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The Great Gatsby is that rare classic that inescapably defines the age from which it sprang: the Roaring '20s, an era of economic boom, stylish excess and above all an explosion of new and exciting fashions. This book chronicles the sparkling spectacle of Jazz Age fashion as it moves from the corseted world of the 1910s to flapper dresses, fedoras and bejeweled headbands. Illustrated with period photographs, designer sketches and key excerpts from The Great Gatsby novel, the book fully captures the style and glamour of the age of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Miller. It spans the entire wardrobe of both men and women, including day and evening wear, accessories, casual attire and “fads” like smoking jackets, tiaras and cigarette holders.

The Africana Craze In The Jazz Age

Author: Susan L. Hannel
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During the early twentieth century France developed a strong interest in African art which directly influenced the decorative arts. Americans who looked to Paris for the latest fashions were thus also influenced by African themes. The Harlem Renaissance concurrently gave legitimacy to African-American arts. In this climate artists in the United States and France used African motifs and themes related to jazz within the design of fashionable textile prints, clothing, hats, jewelry and accessories. The most influential themes within French and American fashion were North Africa and Orientalism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Images of Africans and Jazz. The strongest similarities between French and American fashion were in textiles and garments based on North African textile design and costumes. "Slave" jewelry was evidence that the harem associations of slavery shifted, linking African-Americans to the exotics of slavery. Sub-Saharan influence was strong in the use of animal furs or prints. Images using Masai shields were important in the United States. Unique American novelty textile prints interpreted the African landscape, animals, plants, and people. French designers copied and adapted African textiles. Hats based on the head shapes and hairstyles of the Mangbetu women in Northern Congo were created by French couturiers. Blackamoor and Gollywogg images of African people were the most prolific in fashion magazines. The Blackamoor appeared repeatedly after 1935. The Gollywogg was more popular in France, perhaps influenced by African-Americans playing jazz in nightclubs. Jazz influenced French dancing dresses which incorporated fringe, beads of "primitive" materials like wood, and became shorter to accommodate dancing. Jazz influenced textile design through geometric patterns and irregular repetitions imitating the sound of the music. American motifs were limited to novelty textile prints depicting people playing and dancing to jazz, suggesting ambivalence by textile manufacturers to jazz influence. While Africana fashion was one of many influences on fashionable dress during the 1920s and 1930s, it influences were far-reaching. Africana fashion was an important part of the radical transformation of dress during the 1920s. It also assisted in bringing African art, textiles and forms of adornment to the attention of people in the West where it had not existed before.