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The Structure and Form of European Clothes

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. 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

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...Clothing is both a material covering and an enclosure for the body that in West Europe is generally constructed through draping or cutting cloth or through weaving or knitting it to shape. The structure of European dress is also bound up...