Fashion in 1942
The War Production Board (WPB) was established in 1942 as a government agency to regulate the production of materials and fuel during WWII in the United States. In a sweeping order affecting all women’s and girls’ outer wearing apparel, the WPB decreed to what lengths and widths dresses, skirts, coats, suits, sleeves, belts and hems might go. Categories exempt from the restrictions were infants apparel (age 1 to 4 yrs), bridal Gowns, maternity Dresses, vestments for religious orders and burial gowns.
Jason Wu Spring 2013
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