Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
BHS Library Books
The 40s and 50s by 20th Century Fashion is a time capsule of clothing for every decade from the 1900s through the 1990s. This exciting series presents style and design as they relate to the world events, people, politics, social change, and technology of each era. Dynamic text and colorful images, along with a fashion time line that places clothing design alongside other world events, capture the glamour and artistry of fashion. Also enjoy our companion series 20th Century Design, which documents the evolution of design (page 55).From military styles to Dior glamour, The 40s & 50s charts the rise of nylon, the birth of the beat generation, and the impact of rationing on couture.
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
The 80s and 90s by 20th Century Fashion is a time capsule of clothing for every decade from the 1900s through the 1990s. This exciting series presents style and design as they relate to the world events, people, politics, social change, and technology of each era. Dynamic text and colorful images, along with a fashion time line that places clothing design alongside other world events, capture the glamour and artistry of fashion. Also enjoy our companion series 20th Century Design, which documents the evolution of design (page 55). From sculptured power dressing to shapeless sportswear, The 80s & 90s charts the rise of the supermodel, the birth of the new man, and the impact of grunge on couture.
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
Accessories by The 20th century was a time of tremendous technological progress, social change, and visual innovation, and witnessed major historical events that would change the world forever. This illustrated 12-volume series explores the relationship between social change and changes in costume throughout this eventful century.
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Coco Chanel by A biography of the innovative twentieth-century designer of clothing and perfume.
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Fashion, Costume, and Culture by For assignments requiring research on culturesand customs, fashion and costume information through the erasis frequently needed by middle school students. U · X · L 's "Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Footwear, Hairstyles, and Body Decorations Through the Ages" has all the answers in a comprehensive, chronologically based, affordablypriced, 5-vol. set. With typical U · X · L high quality, "Fashion, Costume, and Culture" providesfacts and information about the cultural, religious and social implicationsof human decoration andadornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on thedecades of the 20th century. In500 entries, detailed informationabout clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding and othertypes of fashion or style is examined. Additionally, entries explainthe fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals or practices it relates to, as well as its significance to societyor culture. Entries follow astandardized format to ensure that students caneasily do comparisons. Arranged chronologically, each era, centuryor decade begins with a short synopsis of the historical highlights.With further division of the information by region, similar nations, countries and cultures are presented together and include anoverview broken up with numerous subheads leading studentsdirectly to the information they need. For additional ease-of-use, information on specific fashion items and the country or culturethat used them is divided into four main topics areas including: ClothingFootwearHairstyles and headgearBody adornment To ensure relevancy for student research needs, entries wereselected based onmiddle school curriculum, as well as theirimportance to a particular culture or country. Additionally, "Fashion, Costume, and Culture" is written at a seventh-grade readinglevel with difficult terms or concepts explained in each e
Publication Date: 2003-12-05
Halston by No American designer since Claire McCardell has had such an impact in sportswear as Halston. This tribute features Halston's original design sketches, patterns, clients and runway shots, and also includes interviews with the people who knew and worked with Halston throughout his career.
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
Hot Stuff by You either love it or hate it. But one thing's for sure: rumors of its death are premature. This fast paced yet in-depth look at one of the most outrageous eras in musical -- and cultural -- history discusses the fashion and the freaks, the music-makers and the celebrators, to uncover why disco was so revered and reviled. In its early days, disco was dismissed by the public as producers' music made by studio musicians. But this amalgam of African-American rhythm and blues, soul, and funk soon caught fire, bringing together gay and straight, black and white, young and old in a way no other popular music has before or since -- a phenomenon that is still reverberating through the culture. As it takes you from the history of dance halls to the rise of impossible-to-get-into clubs; from the reigning queens (Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, and Donna Summer among them) to the wanna-bes (including Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra, and even Ethel Merman!); from the political mayhem of the Vietnam era to the party-all-night eighties, Hot Stuff will make you want to dust off those platform shoes, dig out your mirrored ball, and shake your booty all night long.
Publication Date: 2001-03-06
The Little Black Dress and Zoot Suits by What would you have worn if you lived during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s? It depends on who you were! For 1930s high fashion, nothing beat Coco Chanel's women's suit--a slim, straight skirt with a matching boxy jacket. And for a classy evening, men donned black tuxedos and velvet smoking jackets. Read more about depression era and wartime fashions--from the form-fitting little black dress to polo shirts, stylish snoods, and chic chignons--in this fascinating book!
Publication Date: 2011-08-01
A Perfect Fit by While fashions of the rich and famous have been endlessly chronicled, little attention has been paid to the meaning of clothes for everyone else. Yet between 1890 and 1940, as ready-to-wear came into its own, fashion for ordinary Americans played an increasingly important role in shaping the national character. Drawing on advertisements and health manuals, sermons and songs, acclaimed historian Jenna Weissman Joselit shows how the length of a woman's skirt, the shape of a man's hat, and theheight of a pair of heels enabled citizens of every faith, color, and class to feel part of the modern nation. Engaging, imaginative, and original,A Perfect Fit uncovers a time in our history when getting dressed was more about fitting in than standing out.
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
The Rock and Roll Generation by A series of books chronicling our lives in powerful time capsules, from the dawn of the century -- when horses outnumbered cars 21 million to 8,000 -- to its close.
Publication Date: 1999-06-01
Secrets of Style by This title offers a full range of advice, including tips on dressing your best every day, developing a personal style, shopping strategies and much more.
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Turbulent Years by Using photos from Time & Life magazines, this is a chronicle of the 1960s, including coverage of the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the space race, the counterculture, music, sports, & the arts.
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
Women's Costumes by The 20th century was a time of tremendous technological progress, social change, and visual innovation, and witnessed major historical events that would change the world forever. This illustrated 12-volume series explores the relationship between social change and changes in costume throughout this eventful century.
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
1. Influential Figures Affecting Fashion in Your Decade
Use the "Explore Biographies" feature on the right side of the screen.
2. Influential Events of Your Decade
Key Words to Use When Googling for Pictures/TV shows/Video Clips of Your Decade
CNN--The Decades TV Series
The Great Gatsby (film)
When Harry Met Sally (film)
Saturday Night Live
The Wonder Years (TV series)
The Goldbergs (TV series)
Mad Men (TV series)
Brady Bunch (TV series)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (film)
Bonnie & Clyde (film)
Read Window (film)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them (film)
Sex and the City (TV Series/film)