An essential sourcebook for students, fashion designers, and vintage collectors, this features 600 original photos and illustrations of 1940s fashion. Also offers a perspective on the era, with social, economic and cultural factors that influenced the age, including Hollywood glamour. Follows the success of previous books on the 1920s and 1930s.
Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures on Critical and Historical studies at Winchester School of Art, Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She regularly contributes to exhibition catalogues and academic volumes. Recent projects include the exhibition and book Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, Fashion Sourcebook 1920s and 1930s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook. Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design. She studied at the British Institute in Florence, Camberwell College of Arts in London, and later trained at Sotheby's Institute.
"There isn't a more comprehensive source to Twenties fashion that I can think of...an absolute must for anyone interested in Twenties fashion or art deco" (Style High Club) "A source of all the styles, colours, shapes, and silhouettes of the Golden Twenties" (Vogue Germany)"