The Cult of Chiffon

The Cult of Chiffon PDF Author: Mrs. Eric Pritchard
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Clothing and dress
Languages : en
Pages : 212

Book Description

The Cult of Chiffon

The Cult of Chiffon PDF Author: Marian E. Pritchard
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486809404
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
Languages : en
Pages : 243

Book Description
"The subject of woman, that is to say, the modern woman, with her varying instincts, pursuits, and peculiarities alone would fill many large volumes. I feel bound, therefore, to confine myself to the discussion of one particular side of her nature, one for which personally I have most sympathy, and one which perhaps can best be described by the epithet 'womanly.'" Originally published in 1902, this extremely rare volume offers a remarkable snapshot of the fashionable Edwardian woman. The author — fashion editor for The Lady's Realm, a monthly London magazine for more "enlightened" readers — offers rich counsel on how to cultivate charm and social standing through the subtle art of dress. Illustrated fashion tips feature a wide range of advice on corsets, petticoats, hats, jewelry, footwear, accessories, and more, with chapters on "The All-Important Question of Colour," "Hats Sublime and Ridiculous," "The Revival of Fashions of the Past," and "The Aggressiveness of the Smart Woman." A selection of vintage advertisements for London-area fashion shops is also included.

The Corset

The Corset PDF Author: Valerie Steele
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300099533
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 216

Book Description
Korsettets kulturhistorie fra renæssancen til det 20. århundrede

The Study of Dress History

The Study of Dress History PDF Author: Lou Taylor
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719040658
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Over the past ten years the study of dress history has finally broken free of the shackles that have held it back, and is now benefiting from new, multidisciplinary approaches and practices, which draw on material culture, art history, ethnography, and cultural studies. This book focuses on the development of these new methods to be found within the field of dress history and dress studies, and assesses the current condition and future directions of the subject.

An Intimate Affair

An Intimate Affair PDF Author: Jill Fields
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520941136
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 392

Book Description
Intimate apparel, a term in use by 1921, has played a crucial role in the development of the "naughty but nice" feminine ideal that emerged in the twentieth century. Jill Fields's engaging, imaginative, and sophisticated history of twentieth-century lingerie tours the world of women's intimate apparel and arrives at nothing less than a sweeping view of twentieth-century women's history via the undergarments they wore. Illustrated throughout and drawing on a wealth of evidence from fashion magazines, trade periodicals, costume artifacts, Hollywood films, and the records of organized labor, An Intimate Affair is a provocative examination of the ways cultural meanings are orchestrated by the "fashion-industrial complex," and the ways in which individuals and groups embrace, reject, or derive meaning from these everyday, yet highly significant, intimate articles of clothing.

Dressing Up

Dressing Up PDF Author: Verity Wilson
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1789145309
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
Featuring many exquisite historical photographs, a celebration of the sometimes extravagant, sometimes bizarre pastime: playing dress-up. Pierrot, Little Bo Peep, cowboy: these characters and many more form part of this colorful story of dressing up, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. During this time, fancy dress became a regular part of people’s social lives, and the craze for it spread across Britain and the Empire, reaching every level of society. Spectacular and witty costumes appeared at suburban street carnivals, victory celebrations, fire festivals, missionary bazaars, and the extravagant balls of the wealthy. From the Victorian middle classes performing “living statues” to squads of Shetland men donning traditional fancy dress and setting fire to a Viking ship at the annual Up Helly Aa celebration, this lavishly illustrated book provides a unique view into the quirky, wonderful world of fancy dress.

Edwardian Fashion

Edwardian Fashion PDF Author: Daniel Milford-Cottam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747814767
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 65

Book Description
Fashion in the Edwardian period underwent some quite revolutionary changes. The delicately coloured, flower-and-lace-trimmed trailing gowns and elaborate hairstyles worn by tightly corseted fashionable ladies in the early years of Edward VII's reign would transform into the boldly coloured, dramatically stylized Eastern-inspired kimono wraps, slender hobble skirts, ankle-skimming tunic dresses and turbans of 1914 on the eve of the First World War. This book presents the story of women's and men's dress through this exciting period, and is a fascinating addition to the bestselling Shire fashion list that already includes Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen and Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby.

HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY FASHION

HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY FASHION PDF Author: Elizabeth Ewing
Publisher: Batsford Books
ISBN: 1849942323
Category : Design
Languages : en
Pages : 846

Book Description
The first edition of this book established itself as required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives particular weight to the commercial organization of the industry; from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer. This completely revised edition brings the story up to the 1990s with new text, 280 illustrations and 16 color plates. Fashion in this century has ceased to be the private domain of the wealthy. The era when such names as Worth, Paquin and Sciaparelli could dominate has given way to one where style and 'look' can be taken from a host of various sources: designers and manufacturers, department and chain stores, the boutiques or the streets. This established reference work looks behind the scenes for an understanding of the social, economic and technical changes that have caused this revolution. It is a story of fashion shocks: two world wars, the impact of new fibers and manufacturing techniques, and the succession of youth explosions: mini-skirts, punk and sportswear. The narrative is based on research into the history of couture houses, retailers and manufacturers and the authors' experience and contact with the fashion business.

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture, 1870-1914

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture, 1870-1914 PDF Author: Rosy Aindow
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661450
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 192

Book Description
Rosy Aindow's interdisciplinary study maps the literary response to the emergence of a modern fashion industry in late nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Britain. The study argues dress is given a distinctive voice in novels of the period; works that embrace older sartorial tropes, but which simultaneously shape and formulate their own reflecting contemporary social concerns.
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