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Empire Style

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...In its broadest sense as a term in contemporary fashion, “empire style” (sometimes called simply “Empire” with the French pronunciation, “om-peer”) refers to a woman’s dress silhouette in which the waistline is considerably raised above...

From the Studio to the Street

Fashion in European Art : Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775– 1925

I.B.Tauris, 2017

Book chapter

...In this 1798 French portrait (Figure 1.1), the female sitter poses in an austere neoclassical interior wearing the most radical version of neoclassical fashionable dress: a sheer white muslin overdress twisted at the bust and gathered...

Casual Dress Designs

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Fashion Draping

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...» Empire Silhouette» Princess Slip Dress» Halter Dress with Fluid Drape» Cold Shoulder Dress or Blouse» Bias-Cut Slip Dress Casual Dress Designs Dresses come in many shapes and lengths with a variety of seams, necklines, sleeves...
...The Collection in Context The spring/summer 1987 Chanel couture collection was shown at an influential art school, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. A student demonstration delayed traffic and security was tight...
...The Collection in Context First shown at London’s Ritz Carlton, and later exhibited at various buyers’ showrooms throughout the country, Zandra Rhodes’s spring/summer 1984 collection cultivated a look meant to be read as “storybook...

Bodice and Blouse Designs

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Fashion Draping

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Waist Midriff BlouseBodice with Bustline ShirringBlouse with Shoulder Pleats/GathersAsymmetric Wrap BlouseBias Halter BlouseEmpire Styled Blouse Bodice and Blouse Designs The bodice and blouse designs in this group are kept simple...

Fashion Silhouettes

Steven Stipelman

Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women&s Wear Daily for 25 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Illustrating Fashion : Concept to Creation

Fairchild Books, 2017

Book chapter

...We have discussed that fashion art is the combination of clothing––which has its own life and the figure, with its own life––becoming one. After they become one unit, one of two things can happen:1 The figure can take precedence over...