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Pamela Church Gibson

Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the 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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...In November 2003, the Prince’s Trust, an organization set up by Prince Charles to help disadvantaged young people, organized a charity event in the Albert Hall: “Fashion Rocks,” a collaboration between the worlds of music and fashion...

“Safety-Pin Dress,” Versace Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 1994

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Versace “Safety-Pin Dress” in Detail Part of the Versace spring/summer 1994 couture collection, designed by Gianni Versace, the dress is a long black sheath evening gown made of black silk jersey with a rayon lining. A body-hugging...

Iconic Figures in Western Fashion

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

Berg, 2010

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...An icon is an image or symbol representing a concept. When one speaks of a fashion icon, it is generally taken as referring to a person or an object that represents the ultimate in fashion for a particular time. Iconic figures have appeared...

Visual Media and Dress

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

Berg, 2010

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...Visual media have played an enormous role in the development of fashion in West Europe. Fashion imagery emerged within print journalism, more specifically women’s magazines, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The development...