Anyone with an active interest in World War II and fashion can now upgrade his knowledge with the new and essential reading, Wartime Fashion: From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939-1945, now available at the MoMu Library.
The Second World War and dress in Great-Britain were the inspiration for Geraldine Howells comprehensive analysis and study. Howell puts dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. She explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. – Wartime Fashion: From Haute Couture to Homemade, 1939-1945 by Geraldine Howell.
Text by Lize Römer