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1950s American fashion

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. This book follows the American fashion industry, from New York's 7th Avenue to the beaches of California in search of the clothes that designed 1950s American fashion
Print Book, English, ©2012
Shire Publications, Oxford, ©2012
Shire library, no. 695
illustrated books
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
9780747811640, 0747811644
Origins of the American fashion industry
The American look: high fashion
Designers and manufacturers of high fashion
Off the rack: from Seventh Avenue to Hollywood
Designers and manufacturers of everyday fashions
Tops and bottoms: American hats and shoes