The Fashion Sourcebooks series charts the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards, with a volume devoted to the fashions of each decade. Fashion of the 1940s divides into two parts--pre-New Look and post-New Look. The era of the Second World War, with rationing and shortages, saw little change in clothing design. People had more important concerns. But after the war, Christian Dior's 1947 New Look ushered in a focus on fashion that remains today. 329 illustrations.

The 1940s 1998, Thames & Hudson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780500280416

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