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Dresses

Sharon Czachor

Source: Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

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The decision to underline or line a knit dress should be made once the fabric has been chosen. Keep in mind that underlining or lining doubles the cost and time it takes to construct the garment. Both the garment fabric and the underlining or lining have to be purchased, cut out, and stitched. When under deadline, designers may prefer to choose another fabric that doesn’t need to be underlined or lined.

Donna Summer

Amanda M. B. Pajak

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Donna Summer (1948–2012), born LaDonna Adrian Gaines of Boston, Massachusetts, was titled the “Queen of Disco” during her lifetime and beyond. Predominantly active as a singer-performer during the disco era of the mid- to late 1970s, Summer’s vocal talent and performance aesthetic defined an era of music in addition to an evolution of fashion tied to the hedonistic nightlife of New York City and Los Angeles that was synonymous with the excess and extravagance of the decade. During live performanc

Wrap Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, 1974

Linda Welters

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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The name of Diane von Furstenberg (originally von Fürstenberg) is inextricably linked to the wrap dress that she introduced to American women in 1974. Within two years, she had sold over two million units, a feat that landed her on the cover of the 22 March 1976 issue of Newsweek. The popularity of her sexy, printed, jersey wrap dress waned in the late 1970s. When renewed interest in 1970s styles surfaced in the late 1990s, Diane von Furstenberg reintroduced the wrap dress. Other leading designer

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