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...Diane Von Furstenberg's Spring/Summer 2001 show was presented at New York Fashion Week. Models walked the runway wearing Furstenberg's signature feminine above-the-knee wrap dresses in bright Spring colors and prints. Other easy-to-wear...
...Fashion and Style Donna Summer (1948–2012), born LaDonna Adrian Gaines of Boston, Massachusetts, was titled the “Queen of Disco” during her lifetime and beyond. Predominantly active as a singer-performer during the disco era of the mid...

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Monica Germanà

Monica Germanà is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster, UK. She is the author of Scottish Women’s Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction Since 1978 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bond Girls : Body, Fashion and Gender

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Just like every man wants to be James Bond, clearly every woman wants to be a Bond girl!Caterina Murino’s Casino Royale coral lace-up dress turned British fashion designer Jenny Packham into a global hit after the 2006 film release: ‘There...

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Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...The jersey knit wrap dress (Figure 8.1), made famous by Diane von Furstenberg, was introduced in the 1970s and became the dress for women to wear to work. Simple and elegant, it was a relief for women to wear a garment that didn’t feel like...

Wrap Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, 1974

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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...The Object in Detail A wrap dress closes in the front by wrapping one panel over the other and fastening at the waist. The original wrap dress by Diane von Furstenberg (originally von Fürstenberg) had long sleeves, a fold-over collar...