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Zoot Suit

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The zoot suit cut a suave silhouette. Initially popularized by black “hipsters” in the mid-to late-1930s, but embraced more generally by swing jazz enthusiasts of all colors, the zoot suit jacket exaggerated the upper male body with wide...

Dressing Up

Cheryl Buckley

Cheryl Buckley is Professor of Fashion and Design History at the University of Brighton, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hazel Clark

Hazel Clark is Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies, and Research Chair of Fashion, at Parsons School of Design, The New School, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Everyday Life : London and New York

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction Discussing costume and national identity in 1940s and 1950s British cinema, Pam Cook takes issue with film writers’ lack of interest in what was worn on screen. Rehearsing a range of now familiar arguments, she proposes...

The 1940s: World War II to the New Look

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

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Demonstrate the influence of World War II on clothing styles for men and womenDescribe youth styles of the World War II periodCompare the silhouette of the war years with that of the New Look...