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Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive
Source: Survey of Historic Costume, 6th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library
During the 1950s the world became a much smaller place. The rapid development of air travel, the almost instant transmission of news from one part of the world to another, and the transition from national to globally interdependent economies spread fashion and other information faster than ever before (Figure 17.1). It was no longer possible to understand the historical background of a period by examining developments only in western Europe and North America.