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Virtual Home Dressmaking

Alexandra Palmer

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. She also teaches at the University of Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...After the Second World War, the expanding Toronto social season was fuelled by the growing numbers of the upper middle-class. This social group required, and was able to afford high quality clothes, thus making it possible for Toronto...

Permanence and impermanence: curating Western textiles and fashion at the Royal Ontario Museum

Alexandra Palmer

Alexandra Palmer is the Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Senior Curator at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. She also teaches at the University of Toronto. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Curating : Critical Practice in the Museum and Beyond

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...The rise in fashion studies and fashion curation, along with the plethora of websites from Pinterest, 1stdibs and Instagram enables everyone to “curate,” with the result that the old-fashioned role of curating within the museum is less...

Evidence about Dress in Canada

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dress in Canada is a complex topic, encompassed by seventeenth-century New France, the settling of the west in the late nineteenth century, and the growing multicultural cities of the twenty-first century. Canada is a land of immigrants...
...Fashion and Style As one of the most-seen faces in fashion, the term “supermodel” was coined to describe Linda Evangelista. In a career spanning several decades, she has graced over 600 magazine covers. She was one of a select group...

Influence of North American Indian and First Nations Dress on Mainstream Fashion

Pamela C. Baker

Pamela C. Baker

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Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion designers of First Nations and North American Indian ancestry began to feel confident about being referred to as fashion designers only by the early 1970s. Fashion has not always been important to indigenous people, but telling...