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Ball Dress

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Ball dress is simply defined as a gown worn to a ball or formal dance. Beyond this fundamental description, there are remarkably intricate conventions related to appropriateness of ball dress. The most extravagant within the category...
...History and Significance of Ball Gowns in Clothing The term “ball gown” refers to a piece of clothing traditionally worn to a ball or formal dance. As most formal occasions take place in the evening, ball gowns are considered to be a type...
...Known for opulent ornamentation and feminine silhouettes, Oscar de la Renta’s designs epitomize evening glamour and red-carpet-friendly formal gowns as well as cocktail dresses. Born in 1932 in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic...

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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

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...Think of a magnificent ballgown, a swashbuckling cape, or an extravagant caftan. The bulky shape the black Balenciaga coat creates over a slim body has a rich excess and an abundance of fabric. These types of garments are difficult to draw,...

Charles James (1906–1978)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The reputation of James rests on the grand gowns he constructed from the 1930s.Opinion is divided on Charles James. He had a gift for turning friends into enemies and a vindictive passion for litigation, so verdicts may be coloured...
...The Collection in Context Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer collection of 1997 capitalized on their strengths. Sensual chiffon hugged curvaceous (but trim) hips and bra straps peeked out from under delicate, negligee-inspired fishtail gowns...

Competitive Ballroom Dance

Jonathan S. Marion

Jonathan S. Marion is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, President of the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA), and author of Ballroom: Culture and Costume in Competitive Dance (2008) and Visual Research: A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually (2013, w/Jerome Crowder). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...Competitive ballroom costuming facilitates and maximizes the artistic and expressive impact of competitors’ dancing. It is meant to accentuate the movements of dancers’ performances and enhance the artistic images being produced. Artistic...