A Short History of 20th Century Women’s Fashion – 1900 to 1970.
Glamourdaze have just published a concise history of women’s dress styles from the Edwardian era to the late 1960s.
Read about the massive changes which came about in women’s fashion before, during and after the First World War. How women escaped from the restrictive corsets of the Gibson Girl era, and how the gradual emancipation and the acceptance of the female sex as equal citizens brought in the Flapper era of the 1920’s. The golden age of 1930s Hollywood fashions are explored. Read about the great early 20th century designers such as Paul Poiret and Lucille in the 1910’s and the emergence ofCoco Chanel, Vionnet, Paquin, and Schiaparelli during the golden age of French Haute Couture up to the outbreak of the Second World War .The New late 1940s post war fashions of Christian Dior and Balenciaga from 1947 and the Modern Age of Fashions through the 1950s with giants such as Balmain and Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin and Yves Saint Laurent
Finishing up in with the ‘swinging sixties ‘ 1960s retro fashions of Carnaby Street London, when pop fashion like Mary Quant and Vidal Sassoon turned back to the 1920s straight silhouettes for inspiration. A short but concise fashion history – rather like the mini skirt.