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Toga

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The toga was a wrapped outer garment worn in ancient Rome. Its origin is probably to be found in the tebenna, a semicircular mantle worn by the Etruscans, a people who lived on the Italian peninsula in an area close to that occupied...

Early Evidence of Fashion in West Europe

Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Dating proposed in the 1950s set the “birth of Western fashion” around 1340–1350, based on a radical sartorial shift in men’s clothing from long robes to short doublets. This era coincides with more plentiful legal and financial records...

Valentino Garavani (1932–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Valentino remained at heart a dressmaker to the rich and famous.Although in the twenty-first century Italy is a major producer of fashion, a dominant force in the luxury goods industry and second only to Paris in both glamour...

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...

Greece

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...Greece is a comparatively small country, yet it commands an important position in the history of dress. Situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, with Egypt on the opposite shore across the Mediterranean Sea, Greece has experienced...

Etruria and Rome, c. 800 BCE–400 CE

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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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

Book chapter

...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 4.1 Identify an Etruscan contribution to Roman dress. 4.2 Describe textile production, processing, and care. 4.3 Describe the layers of dress worn by Roman citizens...

Masquerade and Masked Balls

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Masquerades and masked balls are linked to the celebration of Carnival and mardi gras. Originally part of a cycle of pagan festivities celebrating the advent of the spring planting season, in the Middle Ages, Carnival began after the winter...

Valentino

Designer biography

...Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born in the Lombardy region of Italy in 1932. His fashion education began in Paris as he studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture...

Zoomorphic Brooches in Roman Britain: Decoration or Religious Ideology?

Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Evidence for the appearance of the people who lived in Roman Britain between the first and fifth centuries ce comes from sculptural representations, fragments of textiles, and accessories found in excavations, as well as tantalizing...

Greece and Rome, c. 650 BCE–400 CE

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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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Describe textile production, processing, and care in Greece and RomeDescribe the layers of dress worn by the Greeks and RomansAnalyze the role of status symbols in Greek and Roman...