Had a very relaxing long weekend and got a chance to finally finish this book, Fashion Is Spinach by one of the first great American fashion designers, Elizabeth Hawes (1903-1971). What, you've never heard of her? I had never heard of her before I came across this book and after reading it I can see why.
Miss Hawes was very much anti-mass production, a not-so-popular view to have back then. She believed every woman, regardless of class or income should have access to well-priced, made to order clothing. (I second that!) She believed that the American woman led a lifestyle that demanded clothing that was functional and beautiful, and that the two could be in harmony with each other. She believed that the fashion industry in general was a farce and that women were tricked in believing they needed the latest look each season, rather than purchasing a few quality pieces that fit well and would last a lifetime.
|this one has to be my favorite|
All these dresses were made in the 1930s, but they look so of the moment, don't they? Which is your favorite?