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Costume Since 1945: Historical Dress from Couture to Street Style (Hardback)
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Costume Since 1945: Historical Dress from Couture to Street Style (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
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Since the mid-20th century fashion has undergone phenomenal change at a rapid pace in the context of unprecedented social, political and cultural upheaval. This fully updated and expanded second edition of Costume Since 1945 brings this period to life through accessible, lively text and over 100 illustrations. From the austerity of the utility years to punk and protest to 21st century fast fashion and vintage style, the volume captures changes the mood and style of each era across street fashion, sportswear, formal wear from suits to couture gowns, underwear and nightclothes. Based on a wide range of sources, the author's illustrations offer engaging insights on fashion history as well as design inspiration. Written for students and scholars of costume design and fashion history, practitioners and anyone interested in historical dress, this book provides a unique perspective on fashion from a renowned international costume designer.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472539403
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 1047 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 25 mm


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A really useful and informative survey of how fashions change - beautifully illustrated by one of our greatest costume designers. * Gregory Doran, Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, UK *
Deirdre Clancy has written the essential reference book on fashion and clothing design since WWII. The written text is direct and insightful and her painted illustrations are a master class on how to render fabric and clothing. * Ralph Funicello, award-winning set designer and Don Powell Chair in Set Design at San Diego State University, USA. *
This beautifully illustrated new edition of Costume Since 1945 brings this visual history of dress up to date. Written by a highly experienced costume designer, it inspires readers to draw figuratively and with empathy, essential traits of costume design, which deals with performers creating character partly through costume. * Donatella Barbieri, Research Fellow in Design for Performance at London College of Fashion, UK, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK *
With hundreds of vivid, life-like illustrations, this book merits a home on every costume designer's shelf. Blending fashionable dress history with anecdotes, Costume Since 1945 outlines the dominant dress trends for men, women and children in the second part of the twentieth century and renders valuable physical and psychological sketches of the people who wore them. * Tanya Williams Wetenhall, Assistant Professor of Design in the Department of Theatre & Dance at The George Washington University, USA *
But it's a little bible! * John Bright, Cosprop, UK *

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