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Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

$45.00 Hardcover SEE Inside!

Written By:

Phyllis Magidson, Donald Albrecht,

Published By:

Monacelli Pr, 11/14/2017

Product Details:

160 p. : 11.00 H x 8.00 W inches

Fashions of the 1960s are legend, as much for their rebellious energy, as for their fearless ingenuity. Their distinctive look regularly persists in stylistic revivals, mined repeatedly by fashion’s emerging key players. Yet the stylistic diversity of the decade far exceeds its iconic statements: the pink suit, miniskirt, or homemade tie dye. Based on a major exhibition from the Museum of the City of New York, this book traces the stylistic progression of the 1960s and 70s through a decidedly New York lens, juxtaposing design and fashion with the decade’s political upheaval. During these years, women’s styles underwent dramatic transformations, not only in silhouette and length, but in textile manufacture. Clothing reflected  momentous societal changes: emergence of a counterculture, women’s liberation, and radicalist responses to Vietnam War. Structured around a memorable core of collection objects, from the museum’s renowned Costume Department, this guide is divided into four thematic sections, filled with lavish photography...
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