Post WWII Society and Fashion Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation 06-Feb-2017 Following fifteen years of emergency and change at home and abroad Americans of the 1945-1960 period especially the youthful working class couples moving to suburbia set a high premium on material prosperity social security and family attachment. The after-war emphasis on home life was reflected in the declining age at which ladies wedded; the normal age for ladies at first marriage dropped (Benes 201). Old-line associations for example the League of Women Voters proceeded with their work yet at a low ebb. In the meantime other proof proposes that numerous ladies did not serenely adjust to the specialty society worked for them. In spite of the weights went for restricting ladies to the residential circle the positions of working ladies skirts were likewise striking patterns. References Espinosa Carmen Gertrudis. Shawls crinolines filigree: the dress and adornment of the women of New Mexico 1739 to 1900. El Paso: Texas Western Press 2010. Rooks Noliwe M. Victoria Pass and Ayana Weekley. Women's magazines in print and new media. New York NY: Routledge 2013. Milbank Caroline Rennolds. New York fashion: the evolution of American style. New York: Abrams 2010. Brooks John. The great leap: the past twenty-five years in America. New York: Harper & Row 2012. Handley Susannah. Nylon: the story of a fashion revolution: a celebration of design from art silk to nylon and thinking fibres. Baltimore Md: Johns Hopkins U Press 2005. Benes Peter and Jane Montague. Benes. Textiles in early New England: design production and consumption. Boston: Boston U 2015. [...]
Assignment 1: Fashion Period Report: Post WWII Society and Fashion For this assignment, write a (minimum) 600-word essay that explores the period after World War II, 1945–1960. Society in the post-war era was characterized by conformity to new trends. Women's roles largely returned to home making and a population boom ensued. This period was also marked by new types of clothing lines that created great demand on textile and garment production capabilities. An important theme running through costume history is that of relationships between costume and developments in fine and applied arts. Be sure to address the following in your report: Identify at least four developments of the post-WWII era that explain the general return of women to previous roles. Consider the many social, economic, political, and technological influences that were happening between 1945 and 1960. Discuss these factors in terms of the post-war society and recovery occurring in Europe and America. Describe why society in this period is considered conforming. Provide at least three examples illustrating how the post-war culture supported compliance rather than individuality in personal choices. Discuss the role of media technologies and arts during the post-WWII period related to fashion and textile influences. Identify factors inspiring a broader range of clothing styles in the late fifties. What was changing in society and how were lifestyles demanding the new types of clothing? Describe the garment industry and technologies of this period and how and why they were able to supply the growing demand for textiles and clothing. Research: To gather information for your report, read the assigned chapters in the textbook and conduct Internet research using keywords on the assigned topics. Format: Post your assignment to the Discussion Area by Wednesday, February 8, 2017, using the following format: Attach a Microsoft Word document, at least 600 words in length, not counting source citations, in double-spaced 12 pt. font with 1" margins top, bottom, left, and right. Cite sources within text content and full MLA citations, including urls for Web sources, on the last page under the heading “Works Cited”.