The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute : a History from the 18th to the 20th Century

Author: Kyoto Costume Institute,Akiko Fukai

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822812068

Category: Art

Page: 735

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Illustrates a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes and fashion accessories dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The Dictionary of Fashion History

Author: Valerie Cumming,C. W. Cunnington,P. E. Cunnington

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887384

Category: Design

Page: 304

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- What is an earthquake gown? - Who wore eelskin masher trousers? - What did the word "dudes" mean in the 16th century? A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was originally published in 1960. A monumental achievement and encyclopaedic in scope, it was a comprehensive catalogue of fashion terms from the mid-medieval period up to 1900. It was reissued and updated several times, for the last time in 1976. For decades it has served as a bible for costume historians. The Dictionary of Fashion History completely updates and supplements the Cunningtons' landmark work to bring it up to the present day. Featuring additional terms and revised definitions, this new edition represents an essential reference for costume historians, students of fashion history, or anyone involved in creating period costume for the theatre, film or television. It also is fascinating reading for those simply interested in the subject. Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and promises to be a definitive guide for generations to come.

Inside Out

A Brief History of Underwear

Author: Shelley Tobin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780707803708

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

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For centuries women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, teased, twisted and tweaked into clothes of varying shapes and styles according to the dictates of fashion. Using items from the National Trust's costume collections, many of which are not on public view, Shelley Tobin reveals how these styles were achieved. She traces the development of the foundation garments from vast skirt supports, stays and corsets of the 18th century, to the early 20th century when the use of colored silks and lace trimmings made underwear something to show.

Women in Russian History

From the Tenth to the Twentieth Century

Author: Natalia Pushkareva

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765632708

Category: History

Page: N.A

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As the first survey of the history of women in Russia to be published in any language, this book is itself an historic event -- the result of the collaboration of the leading Russian and American specialists on Russian women's history. The book is divided in to four chronological parts corresponding to eras of Russian history: (I) Kievan/Mongol (10th - 15th centuries); (II) Muscovite ( 16th - 17th centuries); (III) 18th century; and (IV) 19th - early 20th centuries. Each part gives coverage to four main topics: (1) The role of prominent women in public life, with biographical sketches of women who attained prominence in political or cultural life; (2) Women's daily life and family roles; (3) Women's status under the law; (4) Material culture and in particular women's dress as an expression of their place in society.

Java in the 14th Century

A Study in Cultural History

Author: Theodore G.Th. Pigeaud

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401187762

Category: History

Page: 552

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Essentially the following commentary on the contents of the Nägara-Kertägama has been made up from notes by former editors of the text together with remarks, criticisms and digressions by the present author. As Kern, Krom and their contemporaries were especially interested in dynastie history and archeology their notes on those subjects are legion, and as a result of their studies on many points a communis opinio has been reached. The argumentations which led up to this end are not reproduced in the present edition. The interested reader is referred to Krom's great books: Oud-Javaansche Kunst and Hindoe-Javaansche Geschiedenis. It is to be expected that before long the results of Krom's life-work will be made accessible for English readers by De Casparis. On the other hand cultural history, religion, economics and sociology have been rather neglected by the first editors of the Nägara-Kertä gama. The present author has done his best to remedy that omission. The reader will find that the greater part of the following commen taries is concerned with those subjects. The contemporaneous minor texts and the charters that are published, translated and annotated in the present book in the same manner as the Nägara-Kertägama have been chosen almost exc1usively for the valuable information on social, economic and religious conditions in the 14th century Majapahit realm that is afforded by them.

Full-color Victorian Fashions, 1870-1893

Author: JoAnne Olian

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486404844

Category: Design

Page: 52

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52 extremely rare plates depict the latest in chic apparel for the well-to-do, including elegant day dresses, hunting outfits, ornamented costumes for the theatre, a parade of millinery styles, and more.

Bound & Determined

A Visual History of Corsets, 1850-1960

Author: Kristina Seleshanko

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486276287

Category: Design

Page: 128

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This revealing history of corsetry ranges from the 19th through the mid-20th centuries to show how simple laced bodices developed into corsets of cane, whalebone, and steel. Lavish illustrations include line drawings and photographs.

The Fashion Forecasters

A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction

Author: Regina Lee Blaszczyk,Ben Wubs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350017159

Category: Design

Page: 296

View: 9681


The fashion business has been collecting and analyzing information about colors, fabrics, silhouettes, and styles since the 18th century - activities that have long been shrouded in mystery. The Fashion Forecasters is the first book to reveal the hidden history of color and trend forecasting and to explore its relevance to the fashion business of the past two centuries. It sheds light on trend forecasting in the industrial era, the profession's maturation during the modernist moment of the 20th century, and its continued importance in today's digital fast-fashion culture. Based on in-depth archival research and oral history interviews, The Fashion Forecasters examines the entrepreneurs, service companies, and consultants that have worked behind the scenes to connect designers and retailers to emerging fashion trends in Europe, North America, and Asia. Here you will read about the trend studios, color experts, and international trade fairs that formalized the prediction process in the modern era, and hear the voices of leading contemporary practitioners at international forecasting companies such as the Doneger Group in New York and WGSN in London. Probing the inner workings of the global fashion system, The Fashion Forecasters blends history, biography, and ethnography into a highly readable cultural narrative.