1930s FASHION: Why is no one talking about it?

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by The Deco Minimalist

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06.04.2024



Okay, why is no one talking about 1930s fashion? Why doesn’t the style of this decade get more hype? I love vintage fashion, vintage style, and think that 1930s fashion deserves more appreciation.

What do you think of the clothes of the 1930s? What is your favorite fashion era? Comment below!

SOURCES:

Bruce Boyer and Patricia Mears. Introduction. In Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashion in the 1930s. Museum at FIT. 2014.

Carol Dyhouse. Glamour: Women, History, Feminism. 2010.

Ariele Elia. The Wardrobe of the Modern Athlete: Activewear in the 1930s. In Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashion in the 1930s. Museum at FIT. 2014.

Patricia Mears. The Arc of Modernity I: Women’s Couture in the 1930s. In Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashion in the 1930s. Museum at FIT. 2014.

Stephen Mooallem. Astonish Me: The Making of Harper’s BAZAAR. 2017. https://bit.ly/3LMT3xq

Amanda Stuart. Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland. 2013.

IMAGES:

Watching World Go By: 1938. https://www.shorpy.com/node/1872

Shantytown Baby: 1936 https://www.shorpy.com/node/3225

Young Family, Penniless: 1936 https://www.shorpy.com/node/15119
James Agee. Let us Now Praise Famous Men https://bit.ly/3vpUjQT

Sing’in in the Rain (1952) https://bit.ly/3v4vn0U T

he Great Gatsby (2013) https://bit.ly/3DVSVZX

Atonement (2007) https://r29.co/3jkGEVx

Elsa Schiaparelli https://bit.ly/3xgJ4wp

Jean Harlow and Clark Gable https://bit.ly/3LRS4Mv

Jean Harlow https://bit.ly/3LRDEvT

Mosh via her instagram https://www.instagram.com/officiallymosh/

Dita Von Teese https://bit.ly/3DWStKU

1930s Two Young Women Shopping https://bit.ly/377GG0r

1936 Window Display https://bit.ly/3KucJpE

Blouse Pattern 1 https://etsy.me/3JvCk0a

Blouse Pattern 2 https://bit.ly/38xSrgR

Sleeve Pattern https://bit.ly/3jko8fS

Chinese actress Hu Die from https://www.instagram.com/heather__anan/

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

BOOKS ON 1930S FASHION & HISTORY (CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS):

1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook by Charlotte Fiell and Emmuanuelle Dix. 2012. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9781787398894

Glamour: Women, History, Feminism by Carol Dyhouse. 2010. https://bookshop.org/books/glamour/9781848138612

American Look: Fashion and the Image of Women in 1930’s and 1940’s New York by Rebecca Arnold. 2008. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9781860647635

Making Vintage 1930s Clothes for Women Ciara Phipps and Claire Reed. 2019. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9781785005015

Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland by Amanda Stuart. 2013. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9780061691751

The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish by Linda Przybyszewski. 2014. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9780465036714

Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression by Morris Dickstein. 2010. https://bookshop.org/a/83284/9780393338768

Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashion in the 1930s. Museum at FIT. 2014.

The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and ‘40s by Marsha Hunt. 1993.

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