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Unless otherwise noted within a page my sources are as follows:


A History of Costume. Rachel H. Kemper. Newsweek Books. 1997.

American Fashion. The Fashion Institute of Technology. The New York Times Book Co. 1975.

Chanel The Couturiere At Work. Amy De La Haye, Shelley Tobin. The Overlook Press. 1994.

Couture, The Great Designers. Stewart, Tabori, & Chang. 1997.

European Costume. Doreen Yarwood. Bonanza Books. 1975.

Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now. Valerie Steele. Yale University Press. 2000.

In a Glamorous Fashion: The Fabulous Years of Hollywood Costume Design. Robert W. Lavine.
Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1980.

Populuxe. Thomas Hine. Alfred A. Knopf New York. 1986

Secrets of the Couturiers, New York City. Exeter Books. 1984.

Textiles for the Consumer. Nancy Belck, Sara M. Butler, Marlene Wamhoff. Michigan State University Press. 1990.

If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth. Leaming, Barbara. Viking 1989.

Official John Wayne Website

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Cristobal Balenciaga Museoa

Official Roy Rogers Website

Ava Gardner Museum

Museum at FIT



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