Название: The 1920s and 1930s (Costume and Fashion Source Books)
Автор: Anne Rooney
Издательство : Chelsea House
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Although the 1920s and 1930s are often lumped together as the period “between the wars,” the two decades were quite different in character and styles of dress varied greatly.
The 1920s were the Jazz Age, a period of escapism after the horrors of World War I. The younger generation, especially, turned their backs on the formality and dark, buttoned-up clothing of the previous century. On both sides of the Atlantic, life was now fun, one seemingly endless party. With Europe still recovering from the war and repaying debts, the United States took the lead in new technology. Mass manufacturing made consumer goods cheaper and more accessible. New fabrics seemed to be invented every week - rayon, known as “art silk,” nylon, and many more.