4 edition of Contrasting decades, the 1920"s and 1930"s found in the catalog.
Contrasting decades, the 1920"s and 1930"s
D. Duane Cummins
Discusses the economic prosperity and normalcy of the 1920"s, the Depression, and President Roosevelt"s New Deal and its legacy.
Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||D. Duane Cummins, William Gee White.|
|Series||Inquiries into American history|
|Contributions||White, William Gee, joint author.|
|LC Classifications||E784 .C85 1980|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||320 p. :|
|Number of Pages||320|
|LC Control Number||72081696|
Toward the end of the decade, women's fashions took on a somewhat more imposing and broad-shouldered silhouette, possibly influenced by Elsa Schiaparelli. These sportswear outfits were very much influenced by the British. He nourished, however, no brooding rancor against the U. The boyish figure[ edit ] Undergarments began to transform after World War I to conform to the ideals of a flatter chest and more boyish figure.
The music itself had quite an alluring effect on the new youthful society and was considered to be the pulse of the s due to its spontaneity. Jeans remained frayed and bell-bottomed, tie dye was still popular, and the fashion for unisex mushroomed. Roosevelt had a strong sense of community; he distrusted unchecked individualism and sympathized with suffering people. Sometimes this kind of male dressing-down, often denounced as 'hippie', gained formal recognition as a deliberate look.
Private utility monopolies were broken apart and placed under public regulation; antitrust efforts were reenergized; and economic recessions, then and afterward, were monitored by the federal government, which was ready to increase public spending to provide employment and ward off the onset of another depression. After his inauguration, the New Deal exploded in a whirlwind of legislation. The new stars of American ready-to-wear adapted the best of what they learned from Europe to the massive American clothing industry. On one hand, there was the tailored, unisex look; on the other hand, a fluid, unstructured style with a strong feeling of s glamor. Postmodernist and iconoclastic in essence the punk movement was a direct reaction to the economic situation during the economic depression of the period, the vehicle for a hatred that was more visceral than political. The T-strap heel was a variation of the Mary Jane, having the same base with the addition of a strap going around the heel and down to the top of the shoe that looked like a T.
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If you are anything like me, you love shoes… especially high heels. The phobia of being underdressed was finally completely displaced by the fear of overdressing.
Recovery was Roosevelt's first task. In the 30s, 40s, and 50s other styles of women's hats were popular as well with berets, homburgs, bumpers, bonnets, and wider brimmed hats all seeing time in the spotlight. Later, victory rolls would come to be closely associated with the pin-up look.
His highly distinctive approach related to a resurgence of anti-fashion, but this time an anti-fashion with nothing in the least ethnic about its origins, instead based on science fiction that provided the inspiration for displays of such high-spirited provocation.
Jazz gained much of its popularity due to its perceived exoticism, from its deep African roots to its melodic and soulful rhythm. It was common for layers or curlers to be employed in order to capture this style in salons. In this period, hats were often made of scraps of material that would otherwise have been thrown away, including bits of paper and wood shavings.
Men during this time who worked as an executive or other position of higher authority usually wore items such as a brown two-pieced double-breasted suit with long narrow lapels. Laura Ashley started out running a small business in Wales in the mids and the company continued to expand until the accidental death of its owner in The s British styles were in some ways different than in the s and the s.
Emilio Pucci's sportswear designs and prints inspired by Op artpsychedeliaand medieval heraldic banners earned him a reputation that extended far beyond the circles of high society. Part 2: Consume What? Pierre Balmain opened his own salon in Men's fashions continued the informal, practical trend that had dominated since the end of the First World War.
Men had a variety of sport clothes available to them, including sweaters and short pants, commonly known as knickers. Women wore dresses all day, everyday. Also creating designs very typical of the era were Claude Montanawhose imposing, broad-shouldered designs, often made of leather, would not have looked out of place in the futuristic universe of Thierry Mugler, and Christian Lacroixwho sent shock waves through the world of haute couture, with his flounced skirts, embroidered corselets, bustles, and polka-dotted crinolines which evoked the rhythms of flamenco.
Hairstyles were usually parted down the middle.The s in fashion saw a modernisation. It continued the change from more restrictive fashions of the Victorian and Edwardian period towards looser clothing which revealed more of the arms and legs, which had begun at least a decade prior with the rising of hemlines to the ankle and the movement from the S-bend corset to the columnar silhouette of the s.
The history of fashion design refers specifically to the development of the purpose and intention behind garments, shoes and accessories, and their design and construction. The modern industry, based around firms or fashion houses run by individual designers, started in the 19th century with Charles Frederick Worth who, beginning inwas the first designer to have his label sewn into the.
Being conscious of trends in art, color, fashion, typography and much more allowed these engineers and designers to infuse American cars of the late s, the s and the early s with an evolution of styling cues that deeply reflected the spirit of their eras. I was Adolf Hitler’s next-door neighbour: Jewish woman reveals how she lived next to the future Führer in Munich in s and 30s - and even saw his 'niece's coffin' taken from his flat.
s fashion color combinations were often contrasting but rarely as clashing as the s. Blue and pink, yellow and green and tonal variations such as red and pink or brown and tan.
There was one color, however, which was combined with all other colors: white. White was the base for many pattern fabrics, from gingham checks to stripes and floral. According to Mordden, the reason Sing for Your Supper is the last book of the series to appear is because "the s is the most difficult decade in the set: the one that left the fewest remains behind for the archeologist, whether as filmed souvenirs of its performing style or .