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Fur and Feathers

Jonathan Faiers

Jonathan Faiers is Professor of Fashion Thinking at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK, publishes internationally on fashion and textiles, and is editor of the journal Luxury: History, Culture, Consumption. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...History and Significance of Fur and Feathers in Clothing Until the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the advent of what we might understand as the modern fashion industry, made possible by rapid developments in the production...

Embellishment

Kimberly A. Irwin

Kimberly A. Irwin teaches fashion construction, apparel development and experimental design techniques at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), USA. She is currently pursuing her passion of leather working and creating leather handbags. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Surface Design for Fabric

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Attaching beads using basic stitchesEmbellishing leatherAdding shine to fabric using foil or glitterUsing feathers as an embellishment, attached individually or as fringeEmbellishment is the art of adding three-dimensional objects...

Feathered Lingerie: From the Stage to the Bedroom

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Lingerie as a term evokes a different response from terms like underwear and undergarment. An undergarment is typically associated with functionality, as an object used to shape the human form or worn for comfort beneath outer garments...

Fans

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A handheld fan, made of feathers, leaves, paper, or cloth, with sticks of ivory or wood, is one of the oldest accessories for men and women in the world. There are four basic styles: feather, leaf, folding, and flat. The best-known feather...
...The Collection in Context For the first time, a fashion show took place in a subterranean setting, in a newly renovated underground complex beneath the Louvre in Paris, called the Carrousel complex. The House of Chanel was the first to show...
...The Collection in Context Ann Demeulemeester founded her company with her husband Patrick Robyn in 1985. Her first collections were taken to London, where they were shown only to buyers. This changed in October 1991, when she held her first...

Entertaining

Clair Hughes

Clair Hughes is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hats

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...A hat is the most dramatic element of dress, but no hat, not even Napoleon’s, has had the universal impact of Charlie Chaplin’s bowler on screen or been as sensational as the cartwheel hat in The Merry Widow, a stage musical comedy...
...The Collection in Context Hubert de Givenchy established his footing in fashion as an unregistered student at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and with a collection that was as nostalgic for fashion’s more intimate...

Fashion

Clair Hughes

Clair Hughes is an independent scholar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hats

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...In 1959 in a taxi on the way to an interview for an art college, I turned to my anxious mother and told her I would not wear the blue straw Breton she had bought me for the occasion. She protested that interviews require hats. But something...
...The Collection in Context In 1996, Alexander McQueen became the third British designer to head a French couture line, after John Galliano (who departed Givenchy after having been appointed in 1995) and Charles Frederick Worth (who...