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A History of Twentieth-Century Fashions



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The Swimsuit: A History of Twentieth-Century Fashions by Ms Sarah Kennedy, PH.
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From bloomers to bikinis, practical sportswear to sexy fashion statement, "The Swimsuit" pays glorious, glossy tribute to bathing wear in all its incarnations. It marries design history to stunning photography, showcasing images of vintage costumes along with illustrations gathered from diverse sources: fashion magazines, advertising, and manufacturers archives, including that of the Portland Knitting Company (later, Jantzen) and Cole of California.Organized chronologically, the book focuses on such special topics as the bikini, beauty pageants, and brands, as well as the creations of the great couture houses of the early twentieth century and present day swimsuit-only designers. Intriguing visually and historically, "The Swimsuit" is not just about an item of clothing; it is about women themselvesthe way they ve styled themselves and their relationship to their own bodiesset against a fabulous background of social changes and trends."
Release date Australia
April 6th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
Carlton Publishing Group
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