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Title The hidden history of American fashion : rediscovering 20th-century women designers / edited by Nancy Deihl.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 236 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Design innovators : Jessie Franklin Turner: an intimate affair / Jan Glier Reeder -- Virginia Woods Bellamy: the poet as knitter / Ann W. Braaten and Susan M. Strawn -- Tina Leser: global vision / April Calahan -- Sandra Garratt and modular clothing / Daniel James Cole -- Part II: Developing an industry : Marion McCoy and Pauline Fracchia: mid-twentieth-century originators / Jean L. Parsons and Sara B. Marcketti -- Fira Benenson: the people's countess / Michael Mamp -- Helen Lee and Suzanne Godart: chic for children / Jennifer Farley Gordon and Sara B. Marcketti -- Nicki "Catherine Scott" Ladany: Chicago's empress of fashion / Adam MacPharlain -- Jean Wright: the "real" Lilli Ann / Hannah Schiff -- Mollie Parnis: tastemaker / Annette Becker -- Elizabeth "Libby" Payne: designing for Mrs. Main Street America / Caroline A. Surrarrer and Catherine Amoroso Leslie -- Ruth Finley's "fashion calendar" / Natalie Nudell -- Part III: Hollywood, Broadway, and Seventh Avenue : Viola Dimmitt: Los Angeles entrepreneur / Shelly Foote -- Kiviette: star performer / Dilia López-Gydosh -- Zelda Wynn Valdes: uptown modiste / Nancy Deihl -- Vicky Tiel: a couturière in Paris / Lourdes Font.
Summary "This book is the first in-depth exploration of the revolutionary designers who defined American fashion in its emerging years and helped build an industry with global impact, yet have been largely forgotten. Focusing on female designers, the authors reclaim a place in history for the women who created not only for celebrities and socialites, but for millions of fashion-conscious customers across the United States. From one of America's first couturiers, Jessie Franklin Turner, to Zelda Wynn Valdes, the book captures the lost histories of the luminaries who paved the way in the world of American fashion design. This fully illustrated collection takes us from Hollywood to Broadway, from sportswear to sustainable fashion, and explores important crossovers between film, theater, and fashion. Uncovering fascinating histories of the design pioneers we should know about, the book enlarges the prevailing narrative of fashion history and will be an important reference for fashion students, historians, costume curators, and fashion enthusiasts alike."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Subject Fashion designers -- United States.
Women fashion designers -- United States.
Fashion -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Clothing trade -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Deihl, Nancy, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Hidden history of American fashion. London : Bloomsbury Academic, An imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018 135000104X 9781350001046 (OCoLC)970386965
ISBN 9781350000476 (electronic bk.)
1350000477 (electronic bk.)