Everyday Fashions of the Fifties As Pictured in Sears Catalogs

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JoAnne Olian
Dover Publications, Sep 5, 2002 - Antiques & Collectibles - 128 pages
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This scrupulously researched, meticulously rendered collection spotlights multiple generations of a family for each decade of the twentieth century. Apparel includes everything from ankle-length tennis outfits and men's formal wear of the 1910s to military outfits from both World Wars, high-fashion suits and dresses in the post WWI years, and wedding finery spanning several decades.
These immediately useable illustrations have a host of applications for fashion and costume designers, fashion historians, and anyone looking for fashion images to use in art and craft projects. Informative notes on the costumes complete an outstanding collection documenting nearly 100 years of costume history.

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excellent reading material

User Review  - geegee331 - Overstock.com

this book is on my coffee table it is a wonderful conversation piece. brings back memories i was only 310 years old but some of the things i remember my older sister wearing Read full review

Great series

User Review  - vintagefashionista - Borders

this and all the books in this series are fantastic. They really provide good examples from each year to help you date vintage clothing or if you want to create a vintage look with modern day clothing. Read full review


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JoAnne Olian is a former curator of the costume collection at the Museum of the City of New York and the author of numerous books on the history of fashion.

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