Costume Since 1945: Historical Dress from Couture to Street Style
Since the mid-20th century fashion has undergone phenomenal change at a rapid pace in the context of unprecedented social, political and cultural upheaval. This fully updated and expanded second edition of Costume Since 1945 brings this period to life through accessible, lively text and over 100 illustrations.
From the austerity of the utility years to punk and protest to 21st century fast fashion and vintage style, the volume captures changes the mood and style of each era across street fashion, sportswear, formal wear from suits to couture gowns, underwear and nightclothes. Based on a wide range of sources, the author's illustrations offer engaging insights on fashion history as well as design inspiration.
Written for students and scholars of costume design and fashion history, practitioners and anyone interested in historical dress, this book provides a unique perspective on fashion from a renowned international costume designer.
A really useful and informative survey of how fashions change - beautifully illustrated by one of our greatest costume designers.
Gregory Doran, Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company, UK
Deirdre Clancy has written the essential reference book on fashion and clothing design since WWII. The written text is direct and insightful and her painted illustrations are a master class on how to render fabric and clothing.
Ralph Funicello, award-winning set designer and Don Powell Chair in Set Design at San Diego State University, USA.
Deirdre Clancy is a multi-award-winning costume designer who has worked on over 150 theater, opera and ballet productions around the world. Her achievements include a BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design and two Olivier Awards for Best Costume Design.
Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 44.8 x 25.5 cm