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Desire and Dread: Alexander McQueen and the Contemporary Femme Fatale

Body Dressing : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg Publishers, 2001

Book chapter

...Alexander McQueen graduated from the MA Fashion Design course at Central Saint Martins in London in February 1992. His first collections were Victorian in inspiration, drawing on the dark side of the nineteenth century, rather than its...

Clothes as Form

Ingrid Loschek

Ingrid Loschek is Professor in the history and theory of fashion at the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Guest Professor at Universities in Tokyo and Cairo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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When Clothes Become Fashion : Design and Innovation Systems

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...If the human body is seen as a spatial form, the skin represents the demarcation line between the inside and the outside. Clothing then becomes an extension of this corporal space boundary and the interface between a person’s corporal space...

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Cosmetic surgery began to be practiced in the last part of the nineteenth century as surgical intervention became increasingly possible because of the development of anesthesia and sterile techniques. One of the first cases to be reported...

Caprices of Fashion in Culture and Biology: Charles Darwin’s Aesthetics of “Ornament”

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This essay traces how Charles Darwin renegotiated the close relationship between aesthetics and biology that already informed later-eighteenth-century aesthetics, most notably Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment. Darwin did so...

Minding Appearances: Style, Truth, and Subjectivity

Body Dressing : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg Publishers, 2001

Book chapter

...Style, truth, subjectivity. Linking these three concepts together seems almost heretical. Such a combination points to age-old questions that inevitably frame the interiority of being in opposition to the exteriority of appearing. How can I...

Physical Connections between the Body and Dress

Fashion Foundations : Early Writings on Fashion and Dress

Berg, 2003

Book chapter

...The Psychology of Clothing George Van Ness Dearborn The science of clothing so far has never been developed; it is something new, almost pioneer scientific work. The personal science of clothes and of being clothed, then, is the topic...

The Dressed Body

Joanne Entwistle

Joanne Entwistle is Senior Research Fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Body Dressing : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg Publishers, 2001

Book chapter

...Introduction ‘There is an obvious and prominent fact about human beings,’ notes Turner (1985: 1) at the start of The Body and Society, ‘they have bodies and they are bodies.’ However, what Turner omits in his analysis is another obvious...

Tattoos

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Tattooing is a process of creating a permanent or semipermanent body modification that transforms the skin. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian tatau, which means “to mark something"; it is also hypothesized that the term comes from...

The Cerementing of the Gentleman

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

Encyclopedia entry

...Source: Narcissus: An Anatomy of Clothes (E.P. Dutton … Co., 1924), 122–31.The characteristic of this ultimate style is naturally finish. Man's power of taking notice seems steadily to have increased. Of course it must vary among different...

Dress, Gender and the Public Display of Skin

Joanne B. Eicher

Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Body Dressing : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg Publishers, 2001

Book chapter

...Why is it that at balls and parties, when man comes dressed in his usual style, fashion requires woman to display her person, to bare her arms and neck? Why must she attract man’s admiration? Why must she secure his physical love? The only...