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Why did the 19th-century Old West hold such power in post-Second World War United States? Sonya Abrego thoroughly and meticulously addresses the incorporation of this iconic style in Westernwear: Postwar American Fashion and Culture. Abrego’s expert commentary, along with the wealth of images in the book, make the book a compelling resource.

Sonya Abrego is an instructor at Parsons School of Design, The New School, and The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is a design historian specializing in the history of American fashion in the twentieth century. She holds a PhD in decorative arts, design history, and material culture studies from Bard Graduate Center, USA, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the connections between dress, popular culture, and modern art and design.

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