Elegance in an Age of Crisis : Fashions of the 1930s - Museum Bookstore

Elegance in an Age of Crisis : Fashions of the 1930s

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Many view the 1930s as the period in which truly modern clothing was created. As the rise of classicism became a dominate force in art and design, a balanced and well-proportioned body became the fashion ideal. The structure and rigidity of the Edwardian era and the shapeless styles of the 1920s were replaced by fashions that enhanced the human form without restricting it. Born of innovation and traditional craftsmanship, the phenomenon of modern and elegant dressing occurred in the realms of both women’s high fashion and men’s bespoke tailoring, as well as their respective accessories.

This handsome and richly illustrated book takes an in-depth study of the men's and women's fashion of the 1930s . It considers the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing.

  • Author: Patricia Mears, Deputy Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Date published:  April 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0300204209
  • Product Dimensions: 32.0 x 24.5 cm