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Fashion Plates

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion plates are small printed images, often hand-colored, of people wearing the latest fashions and depicted in conventional minimally narrative social contexts. They flourished from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries...

Menswear Presentations

Linda Tain

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers : Fourth Edition

Fairchild Books, 2018

Book chapter

...Courtesy of Andy LiuMore functionally designed, versatile clothing, rather than that which is fashion driven, seems to be the direction of menswear in the twenty-first century. In following this trend, menswear will have greater versatility...

Records of the Types of Dress

Joanne B. Eicher

Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sandra Lee Evenson

University of Idaho Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visible Self : Global Perspectives on Dress, Culture, and Society

Fairchild Books, 2015

Book chapter

...Early illustrations of New World peoples depicted forms of dress that seemed exotic to Europeans. A German engraving by Theodore DeBry, published 1590–1591, was based on earlier works such as John White's on-the-scene painting of Indians...

Fashion & Beauty

Ingrid E. Mida

Ingrid E. Mida (PhD, Art History & Visual Culture) is an art and dress historian. Responsible for the revival of the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection in Canada, Dr. Mida is the author of books, chapters, and articles on fashion and art, research methods in fashion and art history, curatorial practice, and museum studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Fashion in Art

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...James Jacques Tissot, La Mondaine (The Woman of Fashion), 1883–1885. Oil on canvas (146.1 × 101.6 cm).The dictionary definition of beauty, “the quality of a thing which is highly pleasing to the senses generally,” suggests...

Into the Twentieth Century

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

...Illustration by Paul Iribe from Les Robes de Paul Poiret, 1908.Interviewed in 1903 about their favorite brand of corset, Mme. Réjane said, “pas besoin,” [no need] and Mlle Eve Lavaliére replied, “Je nien porte pas” [I don’t wear one].If you...

Fashioning the Parisienne

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

...Original watercolor by Héloïse Colin Leloir. J’ai sous les yeux une série de gravures de mode. Ces costumes presentent un charme d’une nature double, artistique et historique.The Identification of Paris with fashion was often...

Winners and losers

Pam Inder

Pam Inder is an independent scholar and was formerly Curator of Applied Arts at first Exeter and then Leicestershire Museums (specialising in dress history), after being an Assistant Curator at Birmingham City Art Gallery. She later taught at Staffordshire and De Montfort Universities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Busks, Basques and Brush-Braid : British dressmaking in the 18th and 19th centuries

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...There had been advances in the dressmaking trade, but as we saw in Chapter 5 , the late 1870s saw one of the worst depressions in British history as Germany and the United States became industrial powers and challenged Britain’s supremacy...