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Fashion in the 1950s


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An overview of the lively and vibrant fashions of the 1950s with appeal to any student of fashion and design as well as those looking back to the days of Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.

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Introduction: The End of Rationing Everyday Fashion: Work and Pleasure Hats: Crowning Glory Formal Wear: Going to the Ball Underwear: Things Seen and Unseen Menswear: Genesis of the Peacock Epilogue: Slipping into the Sixties Further Reading Places to Visit Index

About the Author

Daniel Milford-Cottam has studied the history of dress from a young age. While assistant curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, he worked on the Wedding Dress exhibition and the accompanying publication.

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