Types of Satin continued thru Silhouette descriptions and illustrations

Types of Satin continued thru Silhouette descriptions and illustrations
This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series The Language of Fashion - 1939 Fashion Dictionary

Oops! The types of Satins spread into the next page and I failed to notice that the other day! Here are the rest of the definitions and descriptions of various types of satins. Also of interest, are definitions describing types of seams (corded, piped, saddle, slot), types of Serges, types of shirts (Chukker shirt and Garibaldi shirt are illustrated), types of scissors, two pages devoted to describing types of shoes, and finally, silhouettes.

I find this fashion dictionary’s timeline of silhouettes thru the ages to be interesting, because people in certain eras interpret describe history differently than at other times. History is subjective, to a degree, if only because of the process of curating and deciding what to include or exclude in a synopsis. It’s interesting to see what a fashion expert writing this dictionary thought was important, and the descriptions they used, as compared to more modern historical perspectives.

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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