Costume Since 1945: Historical Dress from Couture to Street by Deirdre Clancy

By Deirdre Clancy

because the mid-20th century type has passed through out of the ordinary switch at a fast speed within the context of extraordinary social, political and cultural upheaval. This totally up to date and elevated moment variation of Costume for the reason that 1945 brings this era to existence via obtainable, energetic textual content and over a hundred illustrations.

From the austerity of the application years to punk and protest to twenty first century quick model and classic variety, the amount captures adjustments the temper and elegance of every period throughout highway style, sports clothing, formal put on from fits to couture robes, undies and nightclothes. in line with a variety of resources, the author's illustrations supply enticing insights on style heritage in addition to layout inspiration.

Written for college kids and students of gown layout and type heritage, practitioners and someone drawn to ancient costume, this booklet offers a different point of view on type from a well known overseas gown designer.

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