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Tight-Lacing

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “tight-lacing” refers to the laces that tighten a corset. There is no generally accepted definition of what constitutes tight-lacing since it could be argued that any corset that is not loose is tight. Furthermore...

Closures

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...Closures, or fasteners, are used to secure garment sections together. They are designed for a variety of specific functions. Fasteners are used for decorative as well as functional purposes. They may be used at the discretion...

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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

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Identify different fasteners used in apparel productsUnderstand from a technical perspective the application of different kinds of fasteners used in apparel productsSelect fasteners...

Strapless Dress Foundations and Designs: The Principle of Contour Draping

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Draping for Apparel Design

Fairchild Publications, 2013

Book chapter

...Design 1: Strapless Princess TorsoDesign 2: Princess with Gathered OverlaysDesign 3: Lace OverlayDesign 4: Strapless Princess BodiceDesign 5: Strapless Empire Bra-Top TorsoDesign 6: Corselet with Inset PetalDesign 7: WaspieDesign 8: Gown...