Fashion Is Spinach

Fashion Is Spinach

Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion of ready-to-wear styles. Fashion Is Spinach, her witty and astute memoir, offers an insider's critique of the fashion scene during the 1920s and '30s.

Author: Elizabeth Hawes

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486805184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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After working as a stylist in Paris, Elizabeth Hawes (1903–71) launched one of the first American design houses in Depression-era New York. Hawes was an outspoken critic of the fashion industry and a champion of ready-to-wear styles. Fashion Is Spinach, her witty and astute memoir, offers an insider's critique of the fashion scene during the 1920s and '30s. "I don't know when the word fashion came into being, but it was an evil day," Hawes declares. Style, she maintains, reflects an era's mood, altering only with changes in attitude and taste. Fashion, conversely, exists only to perpetuate sales. Hawes denounces the industry's predatory practices, advising readers to reject ever-changing fads in favor of comfortable, durable, flattering attire. Decades ahead of her time, she offers a fascinating and tartly observed behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry's economics, culture, and ethics.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Fashion Is Spinach Scholar s Choice Edition

Fashion Is Spinach   Scholar s Choice Edition

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Elizabeth Hawes

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 1296005348

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Page: 358

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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It s Still Spinach

It s Still Spinach

Author: Elizabeth Hawes

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89031099740

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 233

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Categories: Clothing and dress

Life

Life

I SAY IT'S SPINACH 1938 " Top - heavy pigeons " Hawes calls these 1909 ladies
. She adds : “ The design of the dress in the middle , while extremely intricate ,
has nothing at all to do with the human figure . " SPEAKING OF FASHION .

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ISBN: UCR:31210006119638

Category: American periodicals

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Fashion Power

Fashion Power

Elizabeth Hawes , " Fashion Is Spinach , " Readers ' Digest , June , 1938 , p . 49 .
70 . Julia Cruikshank , " Economic View of Fashion , " The Arena 27 ( April , 1901
) : 387 . 71 . " Style Sells the Goods , ” The Literary Digest 95 ( October 8 , 1927 )
 ...

Author: Jeanette C. Lauer

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: UCSC:32106008754647

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Discusses the history and nature of American fashion, examines its relationship to social change and ideology, and explains how fashion serves as an expression of identity
Categories: Social Science

Our English Language

Our English Language

BUFORD TAPSCOTT FASHION IS SPINACH It's the fashion to let your petticoat
show , It's the fashion to perk up your hair with a bow . It's the fashion to wear your
purse on your arm And wear a straw hat as if down on the farm . It's the fashion ...

Author: Matilda Bailey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105049205292

Category: English language

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Categories: English language

New York Fashion

New York Fashion

Fashion Is Spinach . New York : Random House , 1938 . Bendure , Zelma , and
Gladys Pfeiffer . America's Fabrics . New York : MacMillan , 1946 . li's Still
Spinach . Boston : Little , Brown , 1954 . Head , Edith , and Jane Kesmore
Ardmore .

Author: Caroline Rennolds Milbank

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106013920357

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

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A lively and thorough history, New York Fashion presents a fabulous fashion parade with 300 illustrations, including 100 in full color, which highlight the fascinating story it has to tell. 300 illustrations, including 100 in full color.
Categories: Social Science

American national biography

American national biography

1971), fashion designer and social critic, was bom in Ridgewood, New Jersey,
the daughter of John Hawes, a railroad executive, and ... Hawes's fashion ideas
can be found in the autobiographical Fashion Is Spinach (1938); Men Can Take ...

Author: John Arthur Garraty

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ISBN: UOM:39076002054919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gardening Illustrated

Gardening Illustrated

They are like Spinach , attended to as soon as the weather becomes hot are few ,
and it is not at all liable to become juicy ... vegetables is the round - seeded or
summer the conditions under which the best Rhubarb plain ( English fashion ) or
 ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2617476

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Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

Fashion Merchandising and Marketing

Merchant Princes . New York : Harper & Row , 1979 . Hartlein , Robert E . “
Hemisphere : The Gap Goes Upscale . ” Women ' s Wear Daily ( August 19 , 1987
) . Hawes , Elizabeth . Fashion is Spinach . New York : Random House , 1938 . - .

Author: Marian H. Jernigan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: WISC:89031882210

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 581

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Fashion Merchandising and Marketing provides an overview of all the enterprises involved in the design, production, distribution, and selling of such fashions-oriented merchandise as apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings. Designed for introductory courses, this text covers both theoretical and practical concepts, helping students prepare for a variety of careers.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Wheels of Fashion

The Wheels of Fashion

In time , I was to learn that every publication pays homage , in varying degrees ,
to its advertisers . It was not until I arrived at The New York Times that I was truly
aware of the scope of fashion . It was tinsel , it was spinach , * but it was also the ...

Author: Phyllis Lee Levin

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday

ISBN: UOM:35128001439080

Category: Clothing trade

Page: 244

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Candid account of one of the most competitive industries in America.
Categories: Clothing trade

The Polly Bergen Book of Beauty Fashion and Charm

The Polly Bergen Book of Beauty  Fashion  and Charm

Years ago an American designer named Elizabeth Hawes wrote a book called
Fashion is Spinach ( at a time when spinach was particularly unpopular ) . She
tried in her book to show fashion as it really was minus some of the glamour and
 ...

Author: Polly Bergen

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924003464074

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 239

View: 604

Categories: Beauty, Personal

The Changing World of Fashion

The Changing World of Fashion

Only one is known outside her native shores – Elizabeth Hawes – mainly
because she wrote in 1938 a debunking book called Fashion is Spinach . ( The
title was derived from a cartoon by Carl Rose in The New Yorker showing a child
facing ...

Author: Ernestine Carter

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN: CORNELL:31924001410111

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 256

View: 620

Categories: Clothing and dress

Past and Promise

Past and Promise

That same year her best - selling first book , Fashion Is Spinach , was published .
In it she argued against the whims of fashion , both French and American , and
for a functional , classic , enduring style . In 1939 her next book , Men Can Take It
 ...

Author: Women's Project of New Jersey

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001844511

Category: Women

Page: 468

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Some 300 biographical essays and 80 illustrations profile women (since the colonial period) whose lives have been especially significant in the history of the state, as well as women whose lives illustrate the diversity of women's experience in various periods of the state's development, and nationa
Categories: Women

The Steward s Handbook and Guide to Party Catering

The Steward s Handbook and Guide to Party Catering

A L'ALLEMANDE — Spinach in German fashion . long pepper , oz . of cloves , 12
oz . mace , 74 oz . SPINACH A LA MAITRE D'HOTEL -- Boiled , drained ,
coriander seeds ; moisten the sait with two table- seasoned with butter , salt ,
pepper ...

Author: Jessup Whitehead

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011915027

Category: Caterers and catering

Page: 493

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Categories: Caterers and catering

Art in Clothing Selection

Art in Clothing Selection

Graves , Maitland , Color Fundamentals , New York , McGraw - Hill , 1952 .
Hawes , Elizabeth , Fashion Is Spinach , Boston , Little , Brown , 1938 . Hawes ,
Elizabeth , It ' s Still Spinach , Boston , Little , Brown , 1954 . Hawes , Elizabeth ,
Why Is ...

Author: Harriet Tilden McJimsey

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000472305B

Category: Costume design

Page: 300

View: 408

Categories: Costume design

Ms Magazine

Ms  Magazine

NEWS FROM ALL OVER Early Feminist Fashion 9 changed dramatically and
NEW YORK , NEW YORK feelings or behaving in some arbitrarily each season
on the way culturally considered as spinach principle : even if you belonging to
the ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001003209

Category: Women

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Categories: Women