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Fashions of a Decade: The 1920s
  • Authored by: Jacqueline Herald; Series Editor: Kathy Elgin
  • From the Series: Fashions of a Decade
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081606718X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6718-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64

Summary

Bringing the Jazz Age to life through the clothes of the flappers and “Thoroughly Modern Millies,” Fashions of a Decade: The 1920s revisits an important part of social and cultural history. As the fabric of society changed, fashion took on a life of its own—exploding with new colors and trends—alongside the innovative rhythms and styles of jazz music. It was a period of youthful escapism, a reaction to the stern clothes and strict behavior prevalent during the Victorian Age, and this revised, full-color volume captures the essence of that social change.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Series editor Kathy Elgin was educated at the University of London. For 16 years she was head of publications at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she wrote and researched articles on all aspects of Elizabethan life for the company’s theater programs and other publications. For Chelsea House, she authored Elizabethan England, one volume in the History of Fashion and Costume set.

Reviews and Awards

“Whether used for research or browsing, these titles provide colorful and fascinating information on the role of fashion and its relationship to history, society, and culture…Attractive black-and-white illustrations, color photos, reproductions, sketches from magazines and newspapers, and fact boxes enhance and bring to life these lively and accessible texts.”
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