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Dress Reform

Patricia A. Cunningham

Patricia A. Cunningham is Associate Professor in the Department of Consumer and Textile Sciences, Ohio State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bibliographic guide

...While the efforts of the feminist dress reformers to encourage women to adopt trousers in mid-nineteenth-century America are well known, it seems that little is known about other groups and individuals who sought reform by other means...

Bloomer Costume

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In the spring of 1851, three leading women’s rights activists, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), Cady’s cousin, Elizabeth Smith Miller (1822–1911), and Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818–1894), editor of the Lily, a Ladies’ Journal Devoted...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...A carefully dressed woman is indeed a being “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Consider the labor she has performed, the time spent and the material—its quantity, variety, and shape—that is centred upon her. Reflect how many bones clasp her...

Dress Reform

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Over the course of history the emergence of unorthodox clothing styles has revealed much about the social norms governing appearances. New ideologies concerning spirituality, health, hygiene, and gender have not only subverted existing...

Genitals and Legs

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

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...The Breeches Part What is the one thing that frogs and properly built men alone have in common? The answer, according to John Doran’s nineteenth-century study of costume history, is calves.John Doran, Habits and Men (London: Richard...

Fashion and Feminism

Henriette Dahan-Kalev

Henriette Dahan-Kalev

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Shoshana-Rose Marzel

Shoshana-Rose Marzel is Lecturer of Historical and theoretical aspects of fashion at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress and Ideology : Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Fashion has often been associated with women’s obedience to codes of dressing that aimed at their objectification and rendering them sexual objects for men. Therefore, feminist and gender critiques study fashion and dress as oppressing...

The Theater of Fashion

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

Book chapter

...Mary Stevenson Cassatt. Woman with a Pearl Necklace in a Loge, 1879. Oil on canvas 32 x 23½ inches (81.3 x 59.7 cm) Framed: 42 x 333∕8 x 43∕8 inches (106.7 x 84.8 x 11.1 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bequest of Charlotte Dorrance Wright,...

Pants, Trousers

Joseph H. Hancock

Joseph Hancock, II is an international authority in the area of fashion branding as a form of storytelling. He released his book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding (2009), now to be released in a 2nd Edition in 2016 to be called Brand/Story: Explorations and Cases in Fashion Branding. His works on branding and storytelling have appeared in such publications as The Brand Challenge by Kartikeya Kompella (Kogan Page 2016) and Strategic Design Thinking by Natalie Nixon (Bloomsbury, 2015). He has also published two coedited books, Fashion in Popular Culture (2013) and Global Fashion Brands (2014) with Intellect Publishing through The University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hancock is the principal editor of the peer-reviewed journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers). He is Executive Director for Events for the Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) and was their 2009 recipient of the Felicia F. Campbell Award for Area Chairs. He has been awarded Drexel's 2008 Steinbright Cooperative Career Center's faculty of the year and recently received the 2011 Stanley J. Gwiazda Professorship Award. Dr. Hancock has received over $100,000 in grants, fellowships and awards and has generated $13,000 in corporate gifts for Drexel University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Edward Augustyn

Edward Augustyn

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

Berg, 2010

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...Pants, sometimes referred to as trousers, knickers, khakis, slacks, and various other names, have been worn by many and have influenced almost everyone’s lives. Few studies actually recognize both the historical and cultural significance...

Sports and Dress

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

Berg, 2010

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...In Europe, interest in sports and outdoor life emerged in the nineteenth century. The bourgeoisie went to the countryside to experience nature. Time spent in contact with nature was viewed as a source of inner peace and spiritual...