1930s Fashion documents the season-by-season fashions of this remarkable decade with an impressive selection of original photographs, sketches and prints. An essential guide to Thirties fashion, this is a must-have handbook for fashion students as well as anyone interested in fashion or cultural history. Featuring elegant silk tea-dresses, tailored suits and draped furs, 1930s Fashion reveals the incredible elegance of this era s fashions. Meanwhile, an authoritative introductory essay assesses the major themes within fashion during this period and presents its most notable designers. Giving a unique insight into the glamorous and opulent fashions of this fabulous bygone era, this book is not only a rich source of inspiration but also a significant and long-awaited reappraisal of Thirties fashion. Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.
Emmanuelle Dirix is a highly regarded fashion historian and curator. She lectures on Critical and Historical Studies at Winchester School of Art, Central Saint Martin's, the Royal College of Art and the Antwerp Fashion Academy. She regularly contributes to exhibition catalogs and academic volumes. Recent projects include the exhibition and book Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion, 1930s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook and 1940s Fashion: the Definitive Sourcebook. Charlotte Fiell is a world-renowned authority on the history, theory and criticism of design, and has written over 40 bestselling books on the subject.
Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.