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Steven Zdatny (ed)
Source: Hairstyles and Fashion. A Hairdresser’s History of Paris, 1910–1920, 1999, Berg Fashion Library
A renowned lady professor of music has just given in Paris her Grand Annual Soirée. In the programme, which was freely distributed, and even sent to hairdressers, there were the following items: Concert, musical interlude, ancient dances, and a public hairdressing competition; not one of those competitions at which the dressing is done in the hall, but a competition in the choice of coiffures recognised as the most attractive by a Committee of fashionable ladies and actresses.
Source: Dress and Ethnicity. Change Across Space and Time, 1995, Berg Fashion Library
The “traditional dress” of Highland Scotland, in this sense, is a collection of clothing for men: its essential item is the tartan kilt, with the addition of items such as knee-length woolen socks, sgiandu, and sporran. This set of garments has never been the popular dress of anyone, outside the Scottish Highland regiments of the British army, and outside self-consciously folkloric circles (dancing groups, choirs, the “White Heather Club”, and so on). The central item, however, the kilt, does ech