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Paris and a Tale of Italian Cities

Paris, Capital of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Emilio Pucci kaleidoscopic outfits. Florence, 1967. Photo by Philippe Le Tellier/Paris Match via Getty Images.“All roads lead to Rome” is a famous adage. But multiple roads crisscross the map of Italian women’s fashion, and destinations...

Conclusion

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...This study has examined clothing’s potential to reflect manhood within a male-dominated, early modern court. It is therefore hardly surprising that the majority of sources cited privilege the experiences of men looking at other men...

Pucci, Emilio

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Emilio Pucci, the marchese di Barsento a Cavallo, was born in Naples on 20 November 1914. The scion of an illustrious family tracing its heritage to the thirteenth century, Pucci grew up in the Palazzo Pucci on the via dei Pucci...
...Introduction Source: Fashion Theory, 9(2) (Berg Publishers, 2005), 125–46. The field of Renaissance studies is one of the oldest areas of historical inquiry, dating from the fifteenth century itself, which may...

Introduction

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Clothing makes a revealing appearance in an account of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici’s final hours. As he prepares to go out on the night of his murder, the doomed Alessandro wavers between choosing his gloves “for fighting” or his perfumed...

Ruinous Appearances

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Both outsiders and members of the Grand ducal court noticed a shift among the Florentine elite away from a mercantile way of life focused on generating money, to a courtly one that placed greater emphasis on spending it, partly on outward...

Youth, Fashion, and Desire

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The relationship between advancing age and sartorial restraint is central to a portrait of four brothers from the Magalotti family [Fig. 6.1]. Painted in 1601, just after the death of their father Filippo di Antonio Magalotti...
...A ‘Cloth’ Town In the economy of Renaissance Florence, the textile and garment industry dominated the urban marketplace for consumer goods. In addition to the 909 household heads Franceschi found who listed some aspect of the woolen cloth...

The Rise and Fall of the Florentine Toga

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The persistence of the republican ideal and its influence on Florentine politics and culture long after its actual demise has fascinated historians from the sixteenth century onward.Najemy, A History of Florence, 1200-1575, 487. Giorgio...

The Versatility of Black

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...From the early years of the ducal regime up to the end of the sixteenth century, Florentine male portraiture embraced black clothing to a degree almost unrivaled in other parts of Italy, establishing a model from which very few artists...