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Dressing Out-of-Place

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Like words, clothing images become significant only when they are used in a specific social context.This chapter examines the firestorm of controversy that arose when the African American actress Victoria Rowell walked the red carpet...

Reinvention and Renaissance: 1980s–2010

Joy Spanabel Emery

Joy Emery is Professor Emerita of Theatre and the Curator of The Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A History of the Paper Pattern Industry : The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The 1980s and 1990s are characterized as the age of conspicuous consumption. However, six other identifiable stylistic influences were present. These included the dress for success movement, the “preppy” look, the ragtag look, romanticism...