Fashion Fads Through American History: Fitting Clothes into Context: Fitting Clothes into Context
Fashion Fads Through American History: Fitting Clothes into Context explores fashion fads from the 19th century to the current decade, providing the reader with specific insights into each era. The text draws fascinating connections between what we see in fashion phenomena—including apparel, accessories, hair, and makeup—and events in popular culture in general and across history.
Written by an art and design historian, the book is ideal for a wide range of student research projects, especially those in American history, social studies, art, and literature classes. It covers topics overlooked by fashion history texts because of their origination outside of the formal fashion system. Each entry provides critical historical context to help readers understand why the fad originated and why it resonated with consumers, and presents vital information and analysis of key fashions that were intimately related to currents in contemporary culture. The text also considers the resurgence of some fashion fads in the late 20th and early 21st centuries and provides context for their relevance.
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Foreign and Exotic Elements Infiltrate American Fashion
Wild and Wonderful Hair and Makeup Fads
The Long and Short and Wide and Slender Shapes of Faddish Apparel
Television Music and Movies Take to the Streets
Fads on the Cutting Edge
Consumers in Control of Fashion Fads
The Fads and Potential Faux Pas of Dressing Outside of Conventions