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The 1980s and 1990s
  • Format
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 1604133864
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-386-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64


The last decades of the 20th century saw the fall of communism, the recovery of financial markets thanks to large gains in the technology sector, and fashion that ranged from the "shoulder-pad" 1980s to the grunge 1990s. The 1980s and 1990s will give readers a good background about these decades, the fashions and costumes popular during this time, and how these fashions were inventive or derivative of past decades.

Chapters include:

  • Dressing Up and Dressing Down
  • Style Icons
  • International Fashion Design
  • 1980s and 1990s Day Wear
  • Sportswear and Leisure Wear
  • Extreme Fashion and Style Tribes
  • The Media and Celebrity Culture
  • Counterculture.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Deirdre Clancy Steer has worked in costume design for more than 30 years and is the holder of the two highest honors in British drama—the Olivier Award for Best Stage Costume Design and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Costume Design. She has designed for 18 productions at The Royal National Theatre. Steer has taught at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Wimbledon School of Art, Central St. Martins, and The Motley School and has presented talks and workshops on the history and the social history of costume. Steer founded The Cherubim Music Trust, which raises money for instruments for young musicians. She lives in England.

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