The lost art of dress : the women who once made America stylish

Book
Published 2014
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Summary:

"The Lost Art of Dress explores how, in the first half of the 20th century, a remarkable group of women, whom Przybyszewski calls the Dress Doctors, taught Americans how to dress well and spearheaded a nationwide movement toward beautiful, economical, and egalitarian fashion. By the 1960s, however, the reign of the Dress Doctors was coming to an end. During the 70's and 80's, the rejection of the Dress Doctors went even further, as feminist groups targeted Home Economics classes in schools as examples of society's pervasive sexism"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780465036714
Description:
xv, 347 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introducing the Dress Doctors
Art: principles for beauty
Occasions: the duty and pleasure of dress
Thrift: much for little
Revolt: the fall of the Dress Doctors
Aftermath: tyrannies of age and size.
LCCN:
2013045448
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