Fashion Sourcebooks: The 1970s
23.90 x 16.80 cm
Paperback with flaps
298 Illustrations, 0 in colour
First published 1997
In the 1970s, fashion became increasingly individualistic for both men and women. Off-the-peg clothes – chiefly in classic, easy-to-wear styles - were mixed with vintage fashions and with ethnic garments and accessories form around the world.
The year-by-year format allows these changes to be shown in fascinating detail. Day Wear, Evening War, Sports and Leisure Wear, Accessories, Underwear and Wedding Wear are included, and complete descriptions of each garment accompany the drawings, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons, belts, etc.
The reference section includes a chart summarizing at a glance the evolution of fashion and garment-shapes, as well as biographies of outstanding 1970s designers and a bibliography.