The Edwardians and After
1901-1939Streaming Video - 2007
World War I would soon write finis to the world of glitter and elegance. Formality was loosening, the Gibson girl was the rage, and so was wearing grotesque assemblages of dead birds affixed to hats. The first of the major couture houses were established, and Japanese influence belatedly hit the fashion world, combining the worst of East and West. From hobble skirts to tailored suits, women responded to emancipation with raised hems and bobbed hair and the occasional demonstration that an attractive woman looks good even in the most hideous clothes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1975
Alternative Title: 1901-1939