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Equestrian Costume

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Comfort, practicality, and protection from the elements are central qualities of riding attire, though it has always been considered stylish. Distinctive accessories marked equestrian costume from streetwear: sturdy knee-high boots...

The Theater of Fashion

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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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Mary Stevenson Cassatt. Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge, 1879. Oil on canvas 32 x 23½ inches (81.3 x 59.7 cm) Framed: 42 x 333∕8 x 43∕8 inches (106.7 x 84.8 x 11.1 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bequest of Charlotte Dorrance Wright,...

Sports and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In Europe, interest in sports and outdoor life emerged in the nineteenth century. The bourgeoisie went to the countryside to experience nature. Time spent in contact with nature was viewed as a source of inner peace and spiritual...