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Resources in the Library and on the Internet about the history of 20th century fashion.
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Several key 20th Century Designers

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Galliano - Colin McDowell
Call Number: 746.92092 GAL
ISBN: 9780847820832

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Radical Fashion - Claire Wilcox
Call Number: 746.92 WIL
ISBN: 9781851773527
Includes Jean-Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood...

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Valentino: themes and variations - Pamela Golbin
Call Number: 391.009440904 VEI
ISBN: 0847831728

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum 

The world's leading museum of art and design

Introduction to 20th-Century Fashion

Throughout the 20th century cross-cultural and historical influences exerted a profound

impact upon fashion design. The styles, designs and materials of other times and

cultures became more accessible to designers at first hand as improved travel and

communications enabled continents to be crossed with ease. With developments

in photographic and printing techniques, they were also able to glean ideas from

secondary sources such as lavishly illustrated books, magazines and journals.

From the 1950s European designers needed only to look around them to see a rich

variety of clothing from all corners of the world.


Some titles to get you started...

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The History of Modern Fashion - Daniel James Cole; Nancy Deihl
Call Number: 391.009 COL
ISBN: 9781780676036
Publication Date: 2015

25 Dresses: Iconic moments in twentieth-century fashion - William Banks-Blaney
Call Number: 391.20904 BAN
ISBN: 9781849494717
Publication Date: 2015

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London Couture - Edwina Ehrman; Amy de la Haye
Call Number: 746.92 LON
ISBN: 9781851778508
Publication Date: 2015

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The Wedding Dress - 300 years of bridal fashions - Edwina Ehrman
Call Number: 392.5409 EHR
ISBN: 9781851775064
Publication Date: 2011

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Elegance:in an age of crisis - Patricia Mears (Editor); G. Bruce Boyer (Editor)
Call Number: 391.00904
ISBN: 9780300204209
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Fashions of the 1930s

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Retro Fashion - Lucinda Gosling
Call Number: 746.92 GOS
ISBN: 9781742576992
Publication Date: 2015

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Fashion in the '70s
Call Number: 746.9209 DIR
ISBN: 9781783130108
Publication Date: 2014


Issues in fashion

Creating beautiful garments in a sustainable way through environmental conscious production methods

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