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Helmut Lang

Elizabeth Kutesko

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography


Irene Guenther

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Austria’s capital, Vienna, has been a political and cultural center, from which came a number of distinctive dress styles that influenced the rest of Europe. Among these are the dance dress for the waltz craze of the 1840s, as well as straw bonnets, which originated as peasant dress but were adopted as middle-class fashion, as was also the dirndl, which is the regional folk dress. As Austria was one of the great powers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Austrian dress has also been

Other Horsemen from the East: Uhlans and Cossacks

Thomas S. Abler

Source: Hinterland Warriors and Military Dress. European Empires and Exotic Uniforms, 1999, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

He saw the lances rise and fall for a moment, and a friend of his went down. The horses began to rear and bite and kick, and man after man went down among their feet and he saw them trying to ward off the lances with their hands. And then the horse he had taken was killed by a thrust of a lance and he was down himself and thought he was done for, and lay there under the hoofs and heard the clash of arms, the shouting of men, the neighing and moaning of the horses.

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