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20th-Century Fashion. 100 Years of Apparel Ads Alison A. Nieder, Jim Heimann Hardcover, 15,1 x 19,5 cm, 592 pages

The 20th century saw fashion evolve from an exclusive Parisian salon business catering to a wealthy elite into a global industry employing millions, with new trends whisked into stores before the last model has left the catwalk. Along the way, the signature silhouettes of each era evolved beyond recognition. For women, House of Worth crinolines gave way to Vionnets bias-cut gowns, Diors New Look to Quants Chelsea Look, Halstons white suit to Frankie B.’s low-rise jeans. In menswear, ready-made suits signaled the demise of bespoke tailoring, long before Hawaiian shirts or skinny jeans entered the fore.