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Berlei: Selling Modern Australian Foundation Garments

Margaret Maynard

Margaret Maynard is an Honorary Research Consultant in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Australia has had a successful history of marketing foundation garments to everyday modern women. Many firms commenced selling ready-made corsets just before World War I. One of the most significant was Frederick Burley’s Unique Corsets...

Chanel and Her Rivals

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Photograph from Mode in Paris (1932).Sandwiched between two world wars, between Poiret’s harem and Dior’s New Look, two women dominated the field of haute couture—Schiaparelli and Chanel.The period between the First...