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Chemise Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The term “chemise dress” has traditionally been used to describe a dress cut straight at the sides and left unfitted at the waist, in the manner of the undergarment known as a chemise. This term has most often been used to describe outer...


Ingrid E. Mida

Ingrid E. Mida (PhD, Art History & Visual Culture) is an art and dress historian. Responsible for the revival of the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection in Canada, Dr. Mida is the author of books, chapters, and articles on fashion and art, research methods in fashion and art history, curatorial practice, and museum studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Fashion in Art

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (unsigned copy), Marie Antoinette in a Chemise Dress. after 1783. Oil on canvas (92.7 × 73.1 cm).When artists represent the human form in works of art, the narratives of culture become embedded in the manner in which...

The Birth of Paris 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

...François Boucher, The Modiste, c. 1746. Oil on canvas. © The Wallace Collection, London. Le travail des modes est un art: art chéri, triomphant, qui dans ce siècle, a reçu des honneurs, des distinctions. Cet art entre dans le palais...
...The Collection in Context Givenchy’s 1983 fall/winter fashions seem fixed within the 1980s—prominent shoulders, squared silhouettes, graphic metallic jewelry—but Givenchy’s stylistic conventions are at the heart of the collection...

Fashion Silhouettes

Steven Stipelman

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women&s Wear Daily for 25 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Illustrating Fashion : Concept to Creation

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...We have discussed that fashion art is the combination of clothing––which has its own life and the figure, with its own life––becoming one. After they become one unit, one of two things can happen:1 The figure can take precedence over...