Dressing America: 50 Years of Women’s Fashion in America, covers the common styles, fashion, and icons from the 1960s to the 2000s through a lens of inclusivity. The way we dress is a form of visual language. Fashion has always been a universal outlet for individuals to express themselves. Recently, fashion has experienced a revival of past trends, specifically from these five decades. Historically, the fashion world focuses on the dress of white women. This book attempts to acknowledge the history of women of color and their influence on the fashion industry. The goal of this book is to educate people on the fashion history of all women in America, but to also emphasize how our fashion today is greatly inspired by the past. We dress ourselves every day without knowing the history of the styles we wear or love.
This 46 page book was my senior thesis project at SUNY New Paltz. For the design of the book, I was inspired by the nostalgia of scrapbooking. I scanned in photos from books and fashion magazines, and then used digital collage techniques. I collaged most of my spreads by scanning in photos from books and magazines and then digitally editing them.