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Emily Garrison, St Mary’s Academy

Start Date

26-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

26-4-2012 2:15 PM

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Following World War II, Italy's production outputs lagged significantly compared to its pre-war rates. However, America's European reconstruction initiative, Marshall Plan, allowed Italy's floundering industries to rebuild themselves into independent and stable companies. This paper focuses specifically on America's aid to the Italian textile industry and how the contributions of America raised Italian couture to an internationally recognized style.

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Apr 26th, 1:00 PM Apr 26th, 2:15 PM

The Italian Reconstruction and Post-War Fashions

Following World War II, Italy's production outputs lagged significantly compared to its pre-war rates. However, America's European reconstruction initiative, Marshall Plan, allowed Italy's floundering industries to rebuild themselves into independent and stable companies. This paper focuses specifically on America's aid to the Italian textile industry and how the contributions of America raised Italian couture to an internationally recognized style.