The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th-century Women Designers (Paperback)
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The Hidden History of American Fashion: Rediscovering 20th-century Women Designers (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 08/02/2018
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This book is the first in-depth exploration of the revolutionary designers who defined American fashion in its emerging years and helped build an industry with global impact, yet have been largely forgotten. Focusing on female designers, the authors reclaim a place in history for the women who created not only for celebrities and socialites, but for millions of fashion-conscious customers across the United States. From one of America's first couturiers, Jessie Franklin Turner, to Zelda Wynn Valdes, the book captures the lost histories of the luminaries who paved the way in the world of American fashion design. This fully illustrated collection takes us from Hollywood to Broadway, from sportswear to sustainable fashion, and explores important crossovers between film, theater, and fashion. Uncovering fascinating histories of the design pioneers we should know about, the book enlarges the prevailing narrative of fashion history and will be an important reference for fashion students, historians, costume curators, and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350000469
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 582 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm


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With copious notes, a few photos, and lengthy bibliographies following every chapter, this volume is especially useful for fashion historians and others who want to know more about the industry in the 20th century-and the women who helped it grow. * Library Journal *
This excellent collection of biographical essays provides exceptional insight into the development of the fashion industry, and the designers who have toiled in anonymity to dress the American public. -- Jean Druesedow, Kent State University, USA
These unique, previously untold stories of eighteen American women offer readers an unprecedented insight into the world of fashion in the 20th century. This inspiring collection will surely motivate scholars to follow in the footsteps of these authors. -- Patricia A. Cunningham, The Ohio State University, USA
This welcome volume focuses on the contributions of little-known but influential designers, an important step in adding greater depth to the complex and compelling story of American fashion. -- Kristina Haughland, Curator of Costume & Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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