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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The petticoat is derived from the jupe or underskirt of the eighteenth century. As the skirts of women’s robes were open at the front, the jupe had to be as highly decorative as the robe, and was often constructed of the same rich material....
...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...

The Art of Skirts

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Learn the concept of draping and drafting skirtsLearn the concept of yokes, darts, and waistbandsLearn how to work with crinolline and hooped petticoatsLearn how to work with bustlesLearn about the life and work of Cristobal Balenciaga...

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...


Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The fashionable silhouette has gone through bewildering changes during the last two hundred years, and these would not have been possible without the shapes created beneath. Underwear and outerwear progressed in tandem. Underwear designers...