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Armor

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Accommodating and enclosing the human form, body armor has a direct connection with costume. Over the centuries, and in cultures worldwide, armor has been made from virtually all natural and many man-made media. During the Middle Ages...
...The Collection in Context Karl Lagerfeld was a prominent figure in fashion in the mid-1990s: his name was closely linked to the luxury brand Chanel but, defining himself as a freelance designer, he also acted as a creative director...

Body Armor

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Although the term body armor has traditionally described apparel providing physical protection for combatants, the term might apply equally well to protective garments for any situation in which humans face danger from impact. Sports...
...The Object in Detail For his fall/winter 1982–1983 menswear collection, Gianni Versace showed leather jackets inspired by medieval armor, incorporating inserts of metal mesh at the shoulder. This mesh, evoking chainmail, was made from...

Weapons and Accessories

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In Southwest and Central Asia, weapons constituted an essential part of men’s dress, especially for those of some rank and standing in society. Men did not use these weapons only for offensive and defensive purposes; a weapon...

Yi National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Numbering nearly eight million, the Yi national minority is the seventh largest minority in China. Also known as the Nuosu, they live mainly in the hillside and basin areas of Yunnan province, with significant populations in Sichuan...

The Figures on the Tombs: Dress in Brass Rubbings

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

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Knight and lady, merchant and priest, scholar and nun—their images once populated the walls and floors of European churches, beginning in the twelfth century. Incised slabs were used first; there remain many of them on the continent...

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Medieval authors, influenced by Classical rhetorical practices, created highly structured literature and economical narratives in European vernacular languages, combining Classical formulas and tropes with contemporary themes, motifs...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In her fifteenth-century Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan includes an anecdote about a man who falls asleep and wakes up wearing a dress. The tale is used to convey the importance of not allowing ignorance to blind the author...