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Romania: Ethnic Dress

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Modern Romania incorporates the regions of Transylvania, Moldavia, and Wallachia. Rulers of the territory of modern Romania have included the Roman, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman Empires. Different regions have been affected by differing...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Remember how your Maker made for our first Parents coats—not one coat but a coat for the man and a coat for the woman—the man’s coat fit for his labor, the woman’s for her modesty.Hic Mulier and Haec Vir [1620] 1985, in Half Humankind...

Soviet Underwear

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Soviet-era underwear—both its manufacturing and consumption—were determined not only by fashion but also, to a great extent, by the ideology and political goals of the state and its economic priorities at different stages. As a result...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In her fifteenth-century Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan includes an anecdote about a man who falls asleep and wakes up wearing a dress. The tale is used to convey the importance of not allowing ignorance to blind the author...

Invisible Clothing

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century (Princeton University Press, 1994), 143–66.Many maladies are caused by … corsets. Thin bodies, narrow shoulders. Out of four two are bones of some promise...