Tag: Dress

Dress and Identity in America The Baby Boom Years 1946-1964

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English | December 14, 2023 | ISBN: 1350373915 | True EPUB/PDF | 256 pages | 9.3/29 MB
Dress and Identity in America is an examination of the conservatism and materialism that swept across the country in the late 1940s through the 1950s-a backlash to the wartime tumult, privations, and social upheavals of the Second World War.


Gay Men’s Style Fashion, Dress and Sexuality in the 21st Century (Dress, Body, Culture)

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by Cole, Shaun;

English | 2023 | ISBN: 1474249140 | 201 pages | True PDF | 191.06 MB
Through an astonishing series of interviews, Gay Men’s Style will take you on a dizzying journey through shops, bars, clubs, gyms, workplaces and global city streets. Based on the lived experience of gay men of all ages from the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and Japan, Shaun Cole calls for a more nuanced understanding of gay male dress and style.


The Dress Diary Secrets from a Victorian Woman’s Wardrobe [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0CCWV3ZM2 | 2023 | 9 hours and 4 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 262 MB
Author: Kate Strasdin
Narrator: Karen Cass

In 1838, a young woman was given a diary on her wedding day. Collecting snippets of fabric from a range of garments-some her own, others donated by family and friends-she carefully annotated each one, creating a unique record of their lives. Her name was Mrs. Anne Sykes. Nearly two hundred years later, the diary fell into the hands of Kate Strasdin, a fashion historian and museum curator. Using her expertise, Strasdin spent the next six years unraveling the secrets contained within the album’s pages, and the lives of the people within. Her findings are remarkable. Piece by piece, she charts Anne’s journey from the mills of Lancashire to the port of Singapore before tracing her return to England in later years.


Inside the Royal Wardrobe A Dress History of Queen Alexandra

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English | ISBN: 1474269931 | 2017 | 192 pages | PDF | 23 MB
Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who later became Queen Consort – to unlock a rich tapestry of royal dress and society in the second half of the 19th century.


Tartans and Highland Dress

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English | 2016 | ISBN: 0008210608 | EPUB | pages: 160 | 4.8 mb
This is a detailed guide to how to correctly wear the Scottish national dress along with profiles of the main tartans. There are few ancient forms of dress so widely used and worn today as the dress of the Scottish Highlander. Details of what is correct and what is not is given along with the most interesting history relating to the national dress. Readers will find out what brogues to wear when, what exactly is a sporran, what are plaids and when to wear a dirk belt. Full explanation is given for the following occasions: full formal highland dress, morning dress, day dress, hunting dress, informal evening dress, formal evening dress, and there’s also a chapter on highland dress for ladies. This short guide from 1960s is as relevant today as it was over 50 years ago.


Textiles in Motion Dress for Dance in the Ancient World

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2023 | ISBN: 1789257980 | English | 224 pages | PDF/EPUB | 22/74.5 MB
Dress is at the core of dance. It adorns dancers, defines various roles and forms symbolic expressions that, for example, either bind people together or opposes them. It is a communicative tool that gives crucial information for understanding the dance as well as the culture and the sociological effects of a group of people. As such, dress transcends how it is seen visually to address what is being communicated. Nonetheless, studies in ancient dance have rarely taken clothing into consideration.


Dress, Fashion and Technology From Prehistory to the Present

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English | ISBN: 0857851918 | 2015 | 264 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Technology has been an essential factor in the production of dress and the cultures of fashion throughout human history. Structured chronologically from prehistory to the present day, this is the first broad study of the complex relationship between dress and technology. Over the course of human history, dress-making and fashion technology has changed beyond recognition: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex 20th-century textile production machines, it has now come to include the technologies that influence dress styles and the fashion industry, while fashion itself may drive aspects of technology. In the last century, new technologies such as the electronic media and high-tech manufacturing have helped not just to produce but to define fashion: the creation of automobiles prompted a decline in long skirts for women while the beginnings of space travel caused people to radically rethink the function of dress. In many ways, technology has itself created avant garde and contemporary fashions. Through an impressive range of international case studies, the book challenges the perception that fashion is unique to western dress and outlines the many ways in which dress and technology intersect.