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A-Line Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “A-line” is used to describe a dress, skirt, or coat with a triangular silhouette, narrow and fitted at the top and widening out from the bust or waist in a straight line to the hem. More specifically, it is understood to mean...

Dior, Christian*

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The French couturier Christian Dior (1905–1957) was born in Granville, France. Descendant of a manufacturing family of the Norman bourgeoisie, Dior spent his early childhood in the comfortable surroundings of the family villa, Les Rhumbs...

Haute Couture

Alexandra Palmer

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. She also teaches at the University of Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Historically, aristocratic and upper-class women’s fashionable Western dress was created by an intimate negotiation between the client and her dressmaker. The investment in the design was principally in the cost of the luxurious textile...

Dahl-Wolfe, Louise

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895– 1989) was born in San Francisco. Aspiring to a career as a painter, she attended the California School of Design (now the San Francisco Art Institute), where she was greatly influenced by Rudolph Schaefer, known...

Dress, Hungarian Socialism, and Resistance

Katalin Medvedev

Katalin Medvedev is a professor at the University of Georgia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

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...Introduction My father passed away at the age of seventy-five but in my mind’s eye he will always be younger, good-looking, and well-dressed, a distortion of my subjective memory. My dreams of him are all in color, another distortion of my...

Windsor, Duke and Duchess of

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...If Bettina Zilkha’s International Best Dressed List extended to couples, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor would be its king and queen. As individuals, their influence on twentieth century fashion was considerable, but combined...

Lesbian Style: From Mannish Women to Lipstick Dykes

Adam Geczy

Adam Geczy is an artist and writer who is Senior Lecturer at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vicki Karaminas

Vicki Karaminas is Professor of Fashion and Deputy Director of Doctoral Research at the College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Style

Bloomsbury Education, 2013

Book chapter

...Susie Bright (Susie Sexpert, pseud.), ‘College Confidential’, On Our Backs 7/4 (1991), 11.Of course, there’s a strict gay dress code no matter where you cruise. At the height of my college cruising, I was attending Take Back the Night...

Fontana Sisters

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Zoe (1911–1979), Micol (b. 1913), and Giovanna (b. 1915) Fontana were born in Traversetolo, near Parma, Italy. They learned sewing and tailoring from their mother, Amabile Fontana, who opened her own tailor shop in 1907. The three sisters...

Grès, Mme

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Madame Alix Grès is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant couturiers of the twentieth century. She employed innovative construction techniques in the service of a classical aesthetic, creating her hallmark “Grecian” gowns as well...

Introduction

Judd Stitziel

Judd Stitziel received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Cornell and Wesleyan Universities. He is currently an independent scholar based in Washington, DC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Socialism : Clothing, Politics, and Consumer Culture in East Germany

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Amidst the rubble of the years immediately after World War II, Germans in all four Allied occupation zones not only coped with existential crises but also dreamed of a brighter, affluent future. The economic and political path...