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...History and Significance of Fashion and Surrealism in Clothing It is not surprising that the surrealist aesthetic continues to thrive in contemporary fashion. The aesthetic of the uncanny and the surrealists’ preoccupation with the fetish...

The 1930s: The Great Depression

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:List the political and societal changes that influenced the look of the 1930sIdentify specific items of dress from the 1930s that showed influences from movies, sports, and technological...

Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Even now, her best work is startlingly, thrillingly modern.Art met fashion head-on in the form of Elsa Schiaparelli, an Italian designer who came to fashion late and proved a breath of fresh air in a world often caught up in its own high...

The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II, 1920–1947

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 16.1 Determine how social events affected women’s fashion changes in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. 16.2 Compare and contrast the prevailing silhouettes for men and women...

1930s

Nadine Stewart

Nadine Stewart is a Professor of Fashion History at Montclair State University, USA, and a visiting lecturer at The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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American Milliners and Their World : Women’s Work from Revolution to Rock and Roll

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Black Tuesday (October 29, 1929) created waves that reverberated through the fashion world throughout the 1930s. American buyers for department stores and garment manufacturers did not show up at all for the presentation of spring...

Chanel and Her Rivals

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Photograph from Mode in Paris (1932).Sandwiched between two world wars, between Poiret’s harem and Dior’s New Look, two women dominated the field of haute couture—Schiaparelli and Chanel.The period between the First...

Dress and the Arts

Joanne B. Eicher

Joanne B. Eicher is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota. Joanne is Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Dress and Fashion (Bloomsbury and OUP); Series Editor, Dress, Body Culture (Bloomsbury); Author, Editor, Co-Editor, The Visible Self, (Fairchild); Dress and Gender (Berg); Dress and Ethnicity (Berg); Beads and Beadmakers (Berg); Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride (National Geographic); a wide variety of published articles in professional journals and chapters in books. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sandra Lee Evenson

Sandra Lee Evenson is a Professor and Interim Director in the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Idaho, USA, where she has taught courses on dress and culture and apparel design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visible Self : Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Cher and Lady Gaga illustrate dress of celebrities in entertainment, using their own styles of costuming to attract attention and establish a personal style in different decades.At the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:Explain...

The Textile Sample

Jenny Udale

Jenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles and Fashion : Exploring Printed Textiles, Knitwear, Embroidery, Menswear and Womenswear

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...It is important to consider what qualities are required for the textile you are designing before you start. Is it required for its aesthetic qualities and/or its function?Aesthetically, you would need to think about how the textile drapes...