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Evidence about Dress in Canada

Christina Bates

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

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Dress in Canada is a complex topic, encompassed by seventeenth-century New France, the settling of the west in the late nineteenth century, and the growing multicultural cities of the twenty-first century. Canada is a land of immigrants, from the founding nations of France and England, to the waves of European and now Asian immigration. There is the strong influence of England on the Commonwealth nation, and of the United States. The study of dress is spread unevenly across Canada, engaging acade

Dress and Fashion Exhibits

Jean L. Druesedow

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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Examples of secular and ecclesiastical dress have been part of the founding collections of many of the world’s great museums. In the late sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries, in private “cabinets of curiosities” that were the forerunners of many museums as institutions, elements of dress were collected in part to represent the curious and strange, in part for the artistry of the textiles and ornamentation. A number of museums have been founded on the basis of private collections, and

Dress and the Art Trade

Stephanie Lake

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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In the late 1990s, an elite secondary market for twentieth-century clothing burst onto the fashion and art collecting scenes. Vintage clothing began to be regarded as an important art and expression of individuality, and collecting it was endorsed by celebrity tastemakers wearing everything from couture gowns to vintage concert T-shirts. Reaching far beyond historical dress and celebrity memorabilia and even beyond provenance, a cult of vintage fashion became big business. The most storied auctio

Edith Durham, Victorian Traveler and Dress Collector in the Balkans

Philippa Mackenzie

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

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In 1900 Edith Durham followed medical advice to take an annual trip. She traveled to Montenegro, beginning an involvement with the Balkan peoples that lasted the rest of her life. In the next twenty years Durham traveled widely through areas broadly comprising the former Yugoslavia. She documents her early travels in her first book, Through the Lands of the Serb (1904). She was asked to undertake relief work in Macedonia in the winter of 1903–1904. The political situation was increasingly unstabl

Museum Collections of Dress and Fashion

Eleanor Thompson

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

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Dress has achieved a high profile in museums around the world. There are hundreds of collections of varying quantities cared for in museums of fashion, decorative art, history, natural science, and anthropology. They are curated within their own specialist departments or within larger ones of applied arts, ethnography, or social history. Collections of dress are assembled to reveal changes in design, manufacturing processes, and taste. They are used to record social and cultural customs and recon

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