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Ronaldus Shamask

Shari Sims

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Writing about Fashions

Sandra Stansbery Buckland

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. The United States and Canada 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The twentieth century brought many innovations in the fashion world, and those innovations prompted many people to report on new fashions, to analyze them, and even to criticize them. Fashion was, and is, news. Fashion is both an artistic expression and a vital industry that makes significant contributions to a nation’s economy. And fashion is a sartorial mirror that reflects a culture’s values, beliefs, politics, and technologies. Fashion, then, can also be controversial. With so many facets to

Women’s Wear Daily

Janet Ozzard

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Developing Consumerism and the Ready-made Clothing Trade in Britain, 1750–1800

Beverly Lemire

Source: Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion 2nd Edition 2009

Book chapter

The Stationers' Company had obtained a monopoly for the publication of women's almanacs in 1704 and they produced The Ladies' Diary or The Women's Almanack. In 1750, a black and white engraving of a fashionable gown was included at the front of this volume, in response to the interest in fashions evinced by their readers. Pictures of this sort were included in all subsequent editions, depicting styles of full dress, undress, head coverings, bonnets, and accessories. In 1770 the monopoly was succe

Selling La Mode

Jennifer M. Jones

Source: Sexing La Mode. Gender, Fashion and Commercial Culture in Old Regime France 2004

Book chapter

Unlike in the seventeenth century, when the only treatment of fashion in the periodical press was found in biannual issues of the Mercure, by the late eighteenth century several journals reported on the latest fashions.The Journal de Paris, also called the Poste du soir, first appeared January 1, 1777 and was published by Pierre-Antoine de La Place. The first daily newspapers in France, the Journal de Paris and La feuille sans titre, both included information on fashion, along with news of litera

Tailoring the Nation: Fashion Writing in Nineteenth-Century Argentina

Regina A. Root

Source: Fashioning the Body Politic. Dress, Gender, Citizenship 2002

Book chapter

In The Empire of Fashion, Gilles Lipovetsky (1994) pursues the evolution of modern democracy through the history of dress. He traces the rise of nationalist sentiments to the creation of national forms of dress in Europe of the Middle Ages. Fashion, he argues, ‘helped reinforce the awareness of belonging to a single political and cultural community.’ He continues: As a collective constraint, fashion actually left individuals with relative autonomy in matters of appearance; it instituted an unprec

Corsetry, Advertising, and Multiple Readings of the Nineteenth-Century Female Body

Leigh Summers

Source: Bound to Please. A History of the Victorian Corset 2001

Book chapter

in their traditional exhibitionist way women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for a strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness.L.Mulvey, Visual and Other Pleasures, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1989, p. 19.

Dress for Success in the Popular Press

Jennifer Paff Ogle and Mary Lynn Damhorst

Source: Appearance and Power 1999

Book chapter

Dress helps individuals perform business roles (Rafaeli & Pratt, 1993). Role dress, such as the men's suit, has the familiarity and history to serve as a significant symbol for management and administrative roles in business. Men's business dress has undergone centuries of development since 1666, when Charles II of England proclaimed a simplified, ‘useful’ three-piece suit for men of the court, business, and commerce (Kuchta, 1990). Dress that is a significant symbol has high consensus in meaning

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