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Having Footwear

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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“New Raiments of Self” : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South

Berg Publishers, 1997

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...Malinda Murphy (b. ca, 1857): We had no shoes and made tracks of blood in de snow (11. 8:261 [MO]).Booker T. Washington (1856–1915): The first pair of shoes I recall wearing were wooden ones. They had rough leather on the top...

The Dandy

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning London : Clothing and the Modern Metropolis

Berg, 2004

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...Alfred, Count D'Orsay by Daniel Maclise, c.1840 (National Portrait Gallery)April 13th 1845, - To-day, oddly enough, while I was engaged in re-reading Carlyle's ‘Philosophy of Clothes’, Count d'Orsay walked in. I had not seen him for four...

Baudelaire, Charles

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

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...Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) was perhaps the greatest French poet of the nineteenth century. He is most famous for a volume of poetry, Les fleurs du mal (Flowers of evil), published in 1857, which was prosecuted for blasphemy...

Godey’s Lady’s Book

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Godey’s Lady’s Book, first published in Philadelphia in 1830 as Godey’s Ladies’ Handbook, was the leading women’s magazine in mid-nineteenth-century America. Similar publications had been produced in Europe since the late eighteenth century...

Evening Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Simply put, evening dress is the prevailing style prescribed by fashion to be worn in the evening. Though straightforward in its basic definition, there are surprisingly complex expectations related to appropriateness of fashionable dress...

Between East and West—Elite Fashions and Political Change in the Romanian Principalities, 1774–1850

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

Berg, 2010

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...Foreign observers often remarked on the love of luxury among Greek and Romanian nobles at the Phanariot courts of Bucharest and Iasi. Details excepted, female and male figures looked very similar in long, ample vestments. When the Swedish...

Grisettes, Cocottes, and Bohèmes: Fashion and Fiction in the 1820s

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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Fashion in Fiction : Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television

Berg, 2009

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...The categorical fictionalization of the bohemian as a recognizable social type first happened during the French Restoration (1814–1830), becoming codified later in Henri Mürger’s text Scènes de la vie de Bohème, but also in the prints...

Wearing Antebellum Clothing

Helen Bradley Foster

Foster was a Lecturer, University of Minnesota. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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“New Raiments of Self” : African American Clothing in the Antebellum South

Berg Publishers, 1997

Book chapter

...Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than merely to keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.Thus, there is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us...

Brummell, George (Beau)*

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...George Bryan Brummell (or Brummel), most famously known as “Beau" Brummell, was born in Britain in 1778 and died in 1840 in France. His dress and demeanor established many of the canons of dandyism. Although he was not an aristocrat...

Introduction

Jennifer M. Jones

Jennifer M. Jones is Graduate Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sexing La Mode : Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France

Berg, 2004

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...An immoderate fondness for dress, for pleasure, and for sway, are the passions of savages; the passions that occupy those uncivilized beings who have not yet extended the dominion of the mind, or even learned to think with the energy...