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Wigs

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Wigs are artificial heads of hair, either cunningly concealing baldness or glaringly obvious fashion items in their own right. The Jewish sheitel, for instance, is worn for religious reasons where a woman’s natural hair is shielded from...

Artificial Hair Additions

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Whether to change hair’s texture, length, add color or fabulously fake ornamentation, hair extensions have become incredibly popular in the early 21st century, leading to hair (and feather) shortages, price wars, celebrity endorsements...

1910

Hairstyles and Fashion : A Hairdresser’s History of Paris, 1910–1920

Oxford International Publishers Ltd., 1999

Book chapter

...January 7, 1910: Decline of the Turban Headdress in Paris [Occupying through his many Trade and literary connections a unique position for the acquirement of early and authentic information, our Paris correspondent supplies details...

Fashioning Independence: Gender, Dress and Social Space in Postcolonial Argentina

Regina A. Root

Regina A. Root is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies, College of William and Mary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Latin American Fashion Reader

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...A previous version of this chapter appeared in Spanish in 1999 in Folios 35(6): 3–11. Courtesy of Monte Ávila Editores.The clothing choices of the fashionable few can have a profound impact on the political discourse of a country. The word...

Head, Edith

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Edith Head (1897–1981) was born in San Bernardino, California. In 1923, after a brief career as a schoolteacher, Head answered an advertisement for a sketch artist at Famous Players–Lasky (soon to be renamed Paramount Studios). Although she...

Introduction

Ariel Beaujot

Ariel Beaujot is a Visiting Scholar and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of History at the University of Vermont. She has also published the following articles relating to this study of Victorian fashion accessories: The Beauty of Her Hands: The Glove and the Making of the Middle-Class Body, and Coiffing Vanity: A Study of the Manufacture, Design, and Meaning of the Celluloid Hairbrush in America, 1900-1930. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Fashion Accessories

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...The glove, the fan, the parasol, and the vanity set have been largely overlooked by previous scholars.There has been considerable work done on shoes, hats, and bags. See for example: Georgine De Courtais, Women’s Headdress and Hairstyles...

Aboriginal Dress in North Queensland, Australia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Although there had been occasional contact between Europeans and Aboriginal people in north Queensland since 1606, by the 1860s the increasing influx of Europeans and Chinese occupying Aboriginal lands made conflict inevitable. Until...

Hats, Hair Accessories, Wigs, and Hairpieces

Celia Stall-Meadows

Celia Stall-Meadows is assistant professor of Fashion Marketing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Know Your Fashion Accessories

Fairchild Publications, 2004

Book chapter

...Mad as a HatterRemember the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? In the 1800s, makers of felt hats did indeed go mad as a result of mercury nitrate poisoning. Inhaling the mercury fumes during felt hat processing...

The Shuar and Achuar of Ecuador and Peru

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Shuar and Achuar groups of Ecuador’s eastern Amazonian lowlands made and wore dazzling ornaments that stood out in contrast to the monochrome world of the jungle. The sonorous...

Central American Headwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Encyclopedia entry

...Central America includes seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. A tropical jungle covers eastern sections of Honduras and Nicaragua along the “Mosquito Coast.” Geography has influenced...