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Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Alternative Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...In the second half of the nineteenth century and into the early decades of the twentieth, various alternative styles of women’s dress were introduced that made possible radical changes from the prevailing fashions. Some were the product...
...If you would take that hideous green flower out of your coat … I might answer your question differently. If you could forget what you call art, if you could see life at all with a simple, untrammelled vision, if you could be like a man...

Wilde, Oscar

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was one of the most prominent and influential figures of the fin de siècle. Playwright, author, journalist, dandy-aesthete, wit, and homosexual social critic, his life and work fore-shadowed many of the features...

Bizarre Dandyism and Decadence: Oscar Wilde

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Libertine Fashion : Sexual Freedom, Rebellion, and Style

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Any extended discussion of Oscar Wilde will eventually strike some mournful note. “Flamboyant” is a common euphemism for homosexual, and in his time there were few who rivalled him in his time for flamboyance (see Figure 5.1...

Queer Fashion

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Professor of Fashion at Massey University, Wellington Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...Queer fashion (henceforth queer style) can be retrospectively linked to flamboyant or transgressive forms of dressing. The term “queer” grew in the late 1980s when scholars and activists began using the term to identify and establish...