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Fashion Illustrators

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Fashion illustration, although often considered quaint and recherché, cannot, in fact, be separated from the development of printing technologies and the growth of fashion journalism.The appearance of the first costume books (records...
...History and Significance of Orientalism in Clothing The 1978 publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism paved the way for a number of studies that explored the links between imperialistic expansion during the pre-World War II era...

Paul Poiret (1879–1944)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Poiret was the precursor for much of the contemporary fashion world.To describe Paul Poiret as a fashion designer may be to do him an injustice. Consider the achievements of the year 1911, his annus mirabilis, when he created the Rosine...

The Art of Textiles

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Learn about natural fibers and natural fabricsLearn about man-made fibersLearn about specialty fabricsLearn about laceLearn about the needles and threads needed for the types of fabricsLearn about the life and work of Paul Poiret Textiles...

Paul Poiret: Classic and New in the Struggle for Designer Mastery

Ilya Parkins

Ilya Parkins is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli : Fashion, Femininity and Modernity

Berg, 2012

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...Paul Poiret (1879–1944) attests in his major memoir, King of Fashion, that he was attracted to aesthetic work, and especially to women’s fashion, from a young age. He designed for the great couturiers Jacques Doucet (from 1898 to 1900...

Poiret, Paul

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Before Paul Poiret (1879–1944), there was the couture: clothing whose raison d’être was beauty as well as the display of wealth and taste. Paul Poiret brought a new element of fashion to the couture; thanks to him fashion can be a mirror...

The Edwardian Period and World War I, 1900–1920

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Name the prevailing garment names and silhouettes of the period 1900 to 1920Explain how changes in technology in everyday life and social changes helped to establish less-confining and more...

Style: The Endless Desire for a New Look

Annette Lynch

Annette Lynch is Associate Professor in the Textile and Apparel Program, University of Northern Iowa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mitchell D. Strauss

Mitchell Strauss is Professor of Textiles and Apparel at the University of Northern Iowa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Fashion : A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis and Meaning

Berg, 2007

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...The new fashionable figure is growing straighter and straighter, less bust, less hips, more waist, a wonderfully long, slender suppleness about the limbs … The long skirt … reveals plainly every line and curve of the leg from hip to ankle...

Paul Poiret's Minaret Style: Originality, Reproduction, and Art in Fashion

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Fashion Theory, 6(2) (Berg Publishers, 2002), 117–43.High-end fashionable clothing for women was developed and promoted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by French couturiers who regarded the commercial world...

Paris as a Fashion City

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...Paris fashions—clothes, lingerie, accessories, and jewelry, together with other beauty products such as hairstyles, fragrances, and cosmetics—have come to dominate the world beyond the borders of France, as well as beyond Europe and indeed...