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FC: Fabulous Fashions in the 40's By: Alexis Medina

1: Why I chose fashion in the forties I chose fashion in the forties because i love fashion. Since i know that was around the time war ended i thought it would interesting to see what clothing they used or had.

2: What I Already Knew - Women and girls wore skirts and dresses(never above the knees) - They also wore flats and heels - Men wore mostly black suits - They also would wear black lace up shoes

3: My Resources - Books: Five Centuries of American Costume; the New Book of Knowledge; the Dictionary of Costumes -Encyclopedia Volume 7 - Interview with my grandmother

4: First Question my first question was: What is fashion?

5: Fashion is basically a certain clothing style that is in style for a certain period of time

6: Second Question: Did women/men wear things out of the ordinary(dresses and suits) in public.

7: normally they would not unless women/men were working then women would wear slack and so would men

8: Third Question What material did men use to make suits during World War 2

9: Men really used heavy silk, polyester, and started to knit the suits.

10: Conclusion Fashion in the 40's was lots of fun. Although it was a difficult time for the US we used resources and techniques to make our clothing. It goes to show that resources are never out of style.

11: I've learned what fashion is exactly. | I've also learned and observed that a lot of the fashions from that time period are coming back in to style today. | That World War 2 really effected there fashion, men and Women

12: Citations Thanks!!

13: Tuner, Wilcox. Five Centuries of American Costume. Charles Scribners Sons, 1963. Print. Russell, Douglas A. "Fashion." The New Book of Knowledge. Grolier Online, n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2010.

14: Turner, Wilcox. Five Centuries of American Costume. Charles Scribners Sons, 1963. Print. Ford, Gladys. Telephone interview. 4 Feb 2010. "Fashion." World Book. F. Vol. 7. 2006. Print.

15: Turner, Wilcox. The Dictionary of Costumes. Charles Scribners Sons, 1969. Print.

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