Hollywood and the silver screen, the financial crash of 1929 and the beginning of WW2 – the 1930s brought about tumultuous change in the world of fashion, and editors Charlotte Fiell and Emmanuelle Dirix shine a light on this extraordinary decade in this definitive sourcebook. An opening essay puts the styles of the time in the context of the social and economic hardships experienced by ordinary women, and portraits of contemporary actresses and dozens of fashion plates illustrate most popular pieces of the era. Most fundamentally, the 1930s saw the expansion of the ready-to-wear market, bringing covetable fashions to a wider audience at a more affordable price. We think this stylishly imagined book is a must-have for fashion students and fashion history devotees alike.
1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook is available from Amazon priced £25.50