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Introduction

Denise Amy Baxter

Denise Amy Baxter is Associate Professor of Art History and Women’s Studies affiliate faculty member at the University of North Texas, USA. 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 Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In claiming to present a cultural history of fashion in the age of Empire, this volume is positioned within specific discourses, such as those of the nineteenth-century colonial context, burgeoning forms of modernity, and the historiography...
...The Object in Detail Traditionally, a wedding dress concludes fashion presentations, but when Yamamoto showed his spring/summer 1999 collection, every garment—from hoopskirt dresses to silk pajama suits with plunging necklines—was connected...

Russia: Urban Dress up to the End of the Nineteenth Century

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...During the eighteenth century, Catherine the Great, and her father, Paul I, had firmly suppressed the fashion trends arriving from France into Russia. All European monarchies saw their power threatened by the revolutionary events in France....

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...A carefully dressed woman is indeed a being “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Consider the labor she has performed, the time spent and the material—its quantity, variety, and shape—that is centred upon her. Reflect how many bones clasp her...

Slovakia: Urban Dress

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

Berg, 2010

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...The Slovak Republic was created in 1993 after the former Czechoslovakia split into two independent states. The largest ethnic minorities are Hungarians and Roma people. Portraits show that during the Napoleonic wars, the women of Hungarian...
...The Collection in Context Betsey Johnson’s spring/summer 1986 collection made its first appearance in New York’s Palladium nightclub. The collection revolved around strong references to the 1960s, such as bodysuits, miniskirts, and crop...

Shape and Support

Jaeil Lee

Jaeil Lee is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Seattle Pacific University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Camille Steen

Camille Steen is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, USA, a leading maker of travel apparel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technical Sourcebook for Apparel Designers

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Utilize various underlying fabrics to achieve shape and supportDemonstrate other supportive materials used for each design detail and end use of garmentsA garment is separated into two types...

Hips and Bottom

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

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...Does My Bum Look Big in This? ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ For most of the time from the start of the sixteenth century to the opening years of the twentieth, the answer would have been a glorious, resounding and opulent yes. The key...

Victorian Fashion

Rebecca Mitchell

Lecturer in Victorian Literature, University of Birmingham, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction When the eighteen-year-old Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the penny post was not yet widespread in England, the passenger railroad boom had not yet begun, and homes were lit with candles or oil lamps. By the time of her...

The Crinoline Period, 1850–1870

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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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Assess the importance of technology to fashion in dress of the Crinoline PeriodTrace the changes in the silhouettes of skirts during the Crinoline PeriodDefine dress reform and describe...