The Royal College of Art and a regional screen archive, Screen Archive South East, both in England, have collaborated to create a website of 1920s and 1930s fashion as depicted in film. The website divides the films by "Work", "Sport", "Leisure", and "Travel", as well as by decade. Each decade is further divided by "Womenswear", "Menswear", "Childrenswear", and "Formal Wear". There is also a "Bibliography" and "Glossary", and the "Glossary" includes the theme in which the word is referred to, such as "Sports", "Work", etc. Visitors should definitely read the "Context" that heads the several paragraphs at the beginning of each theme and decade. These provide excellent explanations of what was going on politically, technologically, and sociologically in the time period; all factors that may have influenced or dictated the particular styles of the times. In the "Work" theme, visitors will notice that the first section is on the dress of the "Working Class", which the commentary notes as often being overlooked in favor of middle and upper class fashions. The films in this section include work men, a roof tiler, builders, and a female bus conductor.


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