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

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Wartime fashion : from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945
Title
Wartime fashion
Title remainder
from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Howell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
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Howell, Geraldine
Dewey number
391.2094109044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Women's clothing
  • Fashion
  • Fashion design
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Wartime fashion : from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945, Geraldine Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Buying into Fashion: The Social Background Shopping for Fashion in the Pre-War years Being Chic and Being British The Healthy Body and the Politics of Fitness Evacuation Fashions for a Phoney War Calls for Rationed Fashion Setting the Ration The Utility Clothing Scheme Assessing the Impact of Clothes Rationing Home Front Clothing Initiatives Clothes for Coupons Keep Smiling Through: Good Health and Natural Beauty Utility and Austerity Conclusion Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17552679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780857854292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012027467
  • (OCoLC)914477824
Label
Wartime fashion : from haute couture to homemade, 1939-1945, Geraldine Howell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction Buying into Fashion: The Social Background Shopping for Fashion in the Pre-War years Being Chic and Being British The Healthy Body and the Politics of Fitness Evacuation Fashions for a Phoney War Calls for Rationed Fashion Setting the Ration The Utility Clothing Scheme Assessing the Impact of Clothes Rationing Home Front Clothing Initiatives Clothes for Coupons Keep Smiling Through: Good Health and Natural Beauty Utility and Austerity Conclusion Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17552679
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xiii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780857854292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2012027467
  • (OCoLC)914477824

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