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    Comprehensive directory of the best articles on the history of fashion. A repository of fashion and costume history info for researching fashion trends in different periods


    Fashion tragedy
    They say Canadians are going to fall in love with the newly appointed governor general, Michaelle Jean - but secretly we may all miss the outrageous get-ups worn by her predecessor.
    15-Aug-2005 - Details


    Sixties Fashion - 60s Fashions, Clothes, Models and Designers
    Teddy Boys had established a teenage market in the fifties and made it acceptable for males to dress for show. Now both sexes became increasingly fashion-conscious and the trend-makers made the most of it.The biggest fashion change from the Fifties came in the rise in hemlines.Mary Quant, who opened her first Bazaar boutique in Chelsea's Kings Road in 1955 with partner Archie McNair and future husband Alexander Plunket-Greene
    02-Mar-2005 - Details


    The history of costume
    The "History of Costume" or "Zur Geschichte der Kostüme" was printed from 1861 to 1880 in Munich by the publishing firm of Braun and Schneider. It was originally published as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Münchener Bilderbogen". Later, these plates were collected and bound into book form. The total publication consisted of 125 pages, with four pictures per pages, for a total of 500 costume designs. These plates consisted of historical dress from antiquity to the end of the 19th century.
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    A Century of Fashion
    A decade-by-decade look at fashion in the United States: 1900s -tight collars,lots of lace,long, lightweight “"duster"” coats,corsets for tiny waists
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    Haute Couture history
    The development and history of Haute Couture past and present. Couture costs, clientele, fabrics and customs.Selling the couture dream with ready to wear, accessories, perfumes and make up.What haute couture means to society today
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    The Queen's Wedding Dress Designer
    In a sense, the Queen has been married twice. The first time she became wedded to Prince Philip; the second time at her coronation, she became wedded to the people. Each occasion demanded a dress of majestic beauty and on each occasion she chose dress designer, Norman Hartnell
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    The History of Women's Magazines
    This paper will cover certain themes in women's magazines from the late 1600s to World War II. Though it would be worthwhile to focus on a particular decade or era in women's magazines, I want to look at the full course of their existence, to get a sense of their history and the role they play in women's history. "Women's magazines" is in itself a vast term which would include such obvious titles as Vogue and Good Housekeeping, but would also include Soap Opera Digest and the subgenres of the small pocket horoscopes and True Romance
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    Indian costumes - A Historical Outline
    Any account of historical Indian costumes runs into serious difficulties not for want of literary evidence or of archaeological and visual materials: of both of these there is a fair measure that is available. The difficulty arises when one tries to collate the information that can be culled from these sources. The descriptions in literary works, for all their great poetic beauty and elegance
    03-Mar-2005 - Details


    French museums save parts of designer heritage, but much moves abroad
    French museums fiercely clung onto bits of one of the most important collections of 20th century fashion ever to be auctioned, but many items by avant-garde designer Paul Poiret will be winging their way abroad
    01-Jun-2005 - Details


    Women's Fashions of the 1940s
    In the first half of the decade, a trim waist and hips were contrasted with a broad chest and women's shoulder pads became a must. Hair was curled or rolled and shoulder-length or slightly longer. After the New Look debuted in 1947, shoulders sloped, waists cinched, and hips spread as far as they liked.
    05-May-2005 - Details


    The Elizabethan Costumers Guide To Home Depot
    There's a lot of you costumers out there who have touted cheap and effective alternatives to traditional costuming supplies, who don't believe that "cheap alternative" means "crappy substitute".
    17-Aug-2005 - Details


    Gowns inspire fashion history
    The word “glamour” actually has been around since the 18th century, when it meant “a magic spell,” but the modern definition was cemented in the 1930s during the Golden Age of Hollywood
    09-Mar-2005 - Details


    Cut and Construction: The Foundations of Fashion
    “Cut and Construction: The Foundations of Fashion,” an exhibition that will focus on how the craft of dressmaking throughout history has inspired contemporary fashion designers, opened Thursday, February 3 at Pratt Manhattan Gallery
    14-Mar-2005 - Details


    Victorian Silhouette 1860-1880
    We arrive at 1860 with four significant facts that were to seriously affect fashion of the future. Firstly the sewing machine had been invented, secondly clothes would in future become couture design led, thirdly synthetic dyes would make available intense colours
    24-Mar-2005 - Details


    Ladies fashions of the 1940s
    It is worthless to discuss fashion of the forties without first understanding the tremendous impact World War II had on everyday life during the early part of the decade. Social trends dictate fashion. World War II changed the world of fashion forever
    01-Apr-2005 - Details


    The handbook of german dress
    An 1892 German Costume History book with over 200 images of historic attire
    06-Apr-2005 - Details


    Stylish Teens Mix Clothing Styles From Several Decades
    Teen girls such as Marxen are making a mark by borrowing looks from fashion history, mixing varied trends from different decades and pairing them to modernize them.
    12-Apr-2005 - Details


    Comfy mix of vintages lends teens hip, eclectic look
    Mary Marxen walks down the street in a vintage tweed jacket from the 1940s, sequined ballerina slip-ons reminiscent of the 1980s, delicate pearls that are so 1920s and a back-combed ponytail styled like mods of the 1960s
    12-Apr-2005 - Details


    Fashion history: Power dressing
    Anne Kjellberg and Susan North's Style and Splendour and Philip Mansel's Dressed to Rule give differing accounts of Europe's fashion revolutions, says Veronica Horwell
    05-Jul-2005 - Details


    When Fashion Turns Back At The V&A
    Spectres explores how fashion design from the past continues to influence the cutting edge designers of today, looking at how themes and details recur constantly throughout fashion history.
    30-Apr-2005 - Details

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