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Macaroni Dress

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 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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...“Macaroni” was a topical term connoting ultra-fashionable dressing in England circa 1760–1780. First use of the term appears within David Garrick’s play The Male-Coquette (1757) that includes the foppish character the Marchese di Macaroni...

Bertin, Rose

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Rose Bertin was born Marie-Jeanne Bertin (1747–1813) in Abbeville, a textile town in the Picardy region of France. Her family was not wealthy, and so she was apprenticed to a marchande de modes (fashion merchant) at a young age. By 1772 she...

Dress as Political Ideology in Rabelais and Voltaire Utopias

Shoshana-rose Marzel

Shoshana-Rose Marzel is Lecturer of Historical and theoretical aspects of fashion at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The pursuit of happiness is at the heart of every utopia, since “utopia” is defined as “an ideal commonwealth whose inhabitants exist under seemingly perfect conditions. Hence utopian and utopianism are words used to denote visionary reform...

Introduction

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Fashion: custom, usage, manner of dressing, of adjusting oneself, in a word, everything that serves the “parure” and of luxury; therefore fashion can be considered politically and philosophically.Fashion may be considered in general...

Between East and West—Elite Fashions and Political Change in the Romanian Principalities, 1774–1850

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...Foreign observers often remarked on the love of luxury among Greek and Romanian nobles at the Phanariot courts of Bucharest and Iasi. Details excepted, female and male figures looked very similar in long, ample vestments. When the Swedish...

Popular Dress

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18th Century (Berg Publishers, 1987), 160–94.The garment was bought: I had made my choice; it was noble and modest ….Clothing is a good indication of the material culture...

A Natural Right to Dress Women

Jennifer M. Jones

Jennifer M. Jones is Graduate Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sexing La Mode : Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France

Berg, 2004

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...On the night of June 21, 1725, Pierre Cornu and two other bachelor tailors, accompanied by guild officials, descended on the home of Pierre Maïr in search of his wife, Marie Thérèse Sermoise, a maîtresse couturière. The men noisily...
...Source: Textile History, 22(2) (The Pasold Research Fund, 1991), 297–310.Expanding markets and increasing output imply that people bought, owned and used more clothing and textiles during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries...

Gesture, Ritual, and Social Order in Sixteenth- to Eighteenth-Century Poland

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Jan Bremmer and Herman Roodenburg (eds) A Cultural History of Gesture: from Antiquity to the Present Day (Polity Press, 1991), 190–209.From the sixteenth to the eighteenth century a well developed ritual of gestures was an important...

Involuntary Consumers? Servants and Their Clothes in Eighteenth-Century England

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Textile History, 33(1) (Maney Publishing, 2002), 9–21.In the eyes of the eighteenth-century élite, no group of working people was more guilty of sartorial extravagance than servants. Frequently rehearsed in pamphlets, magazines...