Defining dress : dress as object, meaning and identity / edited by Amy de la Hay and Elizabeth Wilson Wilson, Elizabeth, 1936-

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Clothing and dress - Social aspects.; Costume - Social aspects.; Fashion.
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  • 1. Introduction / Elizabeth Wilson and Amy De La Haye
  • 2. Dashing Amazons: the development of women's riding dress, c. 1500-1900 / Janet Arnold
  • 3. Wool cloth and gender: the use of woollen cloth in women's dress in Britain, 1865-85 / Lou Taylor
  • 4. Renouncing consumption: men, fashion and luxury, 1870-1914 / Christopher Breward
  • 5. That little magic touch: the headtie / Carol Tulloch
  • 6. Religious dress in Italy in the late Middle Ages / Cordelia Warr
  • 7. The mantua: its evolution and fashionable significance in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries / Avril Hart
  • 8. Muses and mythology: classical dress in British eighteenth-century female portraiture / Aileen Ribeiro
  • 9. Dressing for art's sake: Gwen John, the Bon Marche and the spectacle of the women artist in Paris / Alicia Foster
  • 10. The aesthetics of absence: clothes without people in paintings / Juliet Ash
  • 11. Invisible men: gay men's dress in Britain, 1950-70 / Shaun Cole.
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