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Fashions of a Decade: The 1950s
  • Authored by: Patricia Baker; Series Editor: Kathy Elgin
  • From the Series: Fashions of a Decade
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081606721X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6721-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


Clothing has been a consistent recorder of history through the years, and Fashions of a Decade: The 1950s documents the heights of fashion as it threaded its way through post-war society. This revised, full-color volume traces the red-hot fashions of the cold war decade, from nylon stockings and stiletto heels to full skirts and slim-fitting bodices to baby doll nightwear and textured leisure suits. An essential resource for history and fashion lovers alike, Fashions of a Decade: The 1950s brings to life the sartorial highlights of this historic era.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Series editor Kathy Elgin was educated at the University of London. For 16 years she was head of publications at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she wrote and researched articles on all aspects of Elizabethan life for the company’s theater programs and other publications. For Chelsea House, she authored Elizabethan England, one volume in the History of Fashion and Costume set.

Reviews and Awards

“…excellent photographs and illustrations, many from ads and magazines of the era…”

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