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The Resource The Englishness of English dress, edited by Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox

The Englishness of English dress, edited by Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox

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The Englishness of English dress
Title
The Englishness of English dress
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Is there a peculiarly English 'look' and if so how does one define it? From the 'traditional' dress of the Victorian rural working class through to the contemporary collections of Vivienne Westwood and a younger generation of London-based designers, notions of Englishness, either real or imagined, have always been at play in considerations of English fashion and clothing. This provocative book explores how far these fraught ideals can be applied to the dress of the past and present. English expressions of taste and creativity have had a profound influence on style over the last three centuries, and the pursuit and subversion of an English 'look' have shaped conceptions of fashionability from the pastoralism of the eighteenth-century through to the eras of Twiggy, Punk and beyond. But are these simply stereotypical characterizations that relate to an imagined 'Englishness', or is there some concrete basis for them? If the former, what has led to their development? If the latter, what definitions can be employed to unravel such complicated conceptions of national identity? What role has social decorum played in developing an 'English' style, and is this preoccupation with etiquette in fact unique to England? With chapters authored by leading scholars in the fields of costume history, social history and cultural studies, this is the first book to examine the ways in which fashion and dress might be considered in the context of national identities as they apply in England. Presenting an overview of how particular designers and consumer groups have striven to present or contest versions of Englishness through clothing from the 18th through to the 21st centuries, it will fascinateanyone interested in dress history, national and ethnic identity or English cultural history
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
391/.00942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT733
LC item number
.E64 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Breward, Christopher
  • Conekin, Becky
  • Cox, Caroline
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing and dress
  • Clothing and dress
  • Costume
  • Costume
  • Kleidung
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Geschichte
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Mode
  • Großbritannien
Label
The Englishness of English dress, edited by Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Towards a history of English style: On Englishness in dress / A. Ribeiro ; Englishness, clothes and little things / C. Steedman ; Dressing like a champion: Women's tennis wear in interwar England / C. Horwood ; Strawberries and cream: Dress migration and the quintessence of Englishness / C. Tulloch -- Part II: On designing Englishness: "What a deal of work there is in a dress!": Englishness and home dressmaking in the age of the sewing machine / B. Burman ; Rural working-class dress, 1850-1900: A peculiarly English tradition? / R. Worth ; The wardrobe of Mrs Leonard Messel, 1895-1920 / L. Taylor ; The spirit of English style: Hardy Amies, Royal Dressmaker and international businessman / E. Ehrman ; Gilded brocade gowns and impeccable tailored tweeds: Victor Stiebel (1907-76) a quintessentially English designer / A. de la Haye -- Part III: Representing Englishness: Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania / R. Arnold ; English-style photography? / P. Martin ; Fashion stranger than fiction: Shelley Fox / C. Evans -- Appendix: The Korner archive / B. Edwards and C. Lomas
Control code
48092112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781859735282
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2001005947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48092112
Label
The Englishness of English dress, edited by Christopher Breward, Becky Conekin and Caroline Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Towards a history of English style: On Englishness in dress / A. Ribeiro ; Englishness, clothes and little things / C. Steedman ; Dressing like a champion: Women's tennis wear in interwar England / C. Horwood ; Strawberries and cream: Dress migration and the quintessence of Englishness / C. Tulloch -- Part II: On designing Englishness: "What a deal of work there is in a dress!": Englishness and home dressmaking in the age of the sewing machine / B. Burman ; Rural working-class dress, 1850-1900: A peculiarly English tradition? / R. Worth ; The wardrobe of Mrs Leonard Messel, 1895-1920 / L. Taylor ; The spirit of English style: Hardy Amies, Royal Dressmaker and international businessman / E. Ehrman ; Gilded brocade gowns and impeccable tailored tweeds: Victor Stiebel (1907-76) a quintessentially English designer / A. de la Haye -- Part III: Representing Englishness: Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania / R. Arnold ; English-style photography? / P. Martin ; Fashion stranger than fiction: Shelley Fox / C. Evans -- Appendix: The Korner archive / B. Edwards and C. Lomas
Control code
48092112
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781859735282
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2001005947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48092112

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