Everyday fashions of the fifties as pictured in Sears catalogs

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Dover Publications, Sep 5, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 120 pages
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JoAnne Olian, former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York, has selected scores of illustrations chronicling apparel worn during the casual, fun-loving postwar years. Here are one-piece, strapless bathing suits and dresses with plunging necklines for women; business suits with wide lapels--and equally wide ties--for men; bluejeans, plaid shirts, and full, knee-length skirts for girls; fringed cowboy outfits for youngsters of both genders, and much more. Fashion historians and fans of the fifties will delight in this collection, complete with prices ($1.88 for a silk tie!), sizes, descriptions, and more. Original selection of pages from Sears Catalogs, 1950-1959. Introduction. Over 300 black-and-white illustrations.

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this book is on my coffee table it is a wonderful conversation piece. brings back memories i was only 3-10 years old but some of the things i remember my older sister wearing Read full review


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