Tag Archives: 1940s fashion

Eight Memorable Fashion Moments

By Cary O’dell As we all know, fashion comes and…goes.  And, yet, for all its transitory properties, there comes along, once in a while, truly staggering, time-freezing incidents that forever impact not only the world of fashion, the world at … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Charles James, American Couturier

Readers, thank you for your patience this past week. Here is the solution to last Monday’s mystery: Happy New Year, Readers! There were some great guesses this week, including the correct answer: Charles James. Historians have described Charles James (1906 … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part III, Men’s Wear)

In the previous part I and part II, I suggested some explanations to why the broad shoulders associated with the 1940s made a come back in the 1980s. I was curious to understand if the influence of war years on the style of the … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part II)

Last week I tried to show that although it is easy to see the direct influence of military on 1940s fashion, uniform-inspired fashion was not necessarily carried into the 1980s simply as part of a 1940s retro. While designers of the 1980s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Schiaparelli’s Shock Tactics (Part II)

By Victoria Pass Today’s post is by Victoria Pass, she received her PhD from the University of Rochester in May 2011 and she is currently teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her dissertation, Strange Glamour, examines fashion and … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Heather Vaughan

Icon: The Shirtwaist Dress in Good Housekeeping and other media Presented at Women in Magazines Conference at Kingston University, London, on 22-23 June 2012 Heather Vaughan is an independent writer and fashion historian, whose work focuses on the study of dress … Continue reading

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Uniformed Individuality: Military-Inspired Fashion of the 1980s (Part I)

When flipping through fashion magazines from the 1980s it is clear that fashion designers of the time were fascinated with the past. But, it is not just one period in the past, but rather a wild mix of influences that makes the … Continue reading

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