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The Resource Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts, written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener

Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts, written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener

Label
Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts
Title
Why would anyone wear that?
Title remainder
fascinating fashion facts
Statement of responsibility
written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a blend of wisdom and wit, Why Would Anyone Wear That? explores extreme fashions from around the world. The Victorian era was by no means alone in strange sartorial choices. Throughout history, men and women have turned to clothing and accessories to adorn and accentuate parts of the body. Some of the fashions, like bloomers, were surprisingly functional. Others, like powdered wigs and hobble skirts, were inconvenient and uncomfortable. And a few particularly painful practices could even permanently disfigure the wearer, like brass coils worn in Burma to lengthen the neck and the custom of binding of women{u2019}s feet to fit tiny lotus slippers in Song dynasty China. Presenting dozens of the most peculiar fashions, including shoes, hats, jewelry, undergarments, and outerwear, the book provides insightful commentary, placing the garments and accessories in the proper historical, social, and cultural context
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Stall-Meadows, Celia
Dewey number
391
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GT511
LC item number
.S73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Widener, Leslie Stall
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion
  • Clothing and dress
  • Exoticism in fashion
  • Clothing and dress
  • Exoticism in fashion
  • Fashion
Label
Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts, written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 83)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hennins -- Mad as a hatter -- Feathered hats -- Cowboy hats -- Powdering -- Scented cones -- Ruffs -- The Hope diamond -- The Koh-i-Noor- diamond -- Giraffe women -- Muslin fever -- Burqas -- Zoot suits and teddy boys -- Leisure suits -- Breast binding -- Flea furs -- Corsets -- Caged crinolines -- Bustles -- Chastity belts -- Bloomers -- Pumpkin breeches -- Hobble skirts -- Poison rings -- Codpiece -- Parti-colored hosiery -- Chinese lily feet -- Poulaines or cracows -- Chopines and pattens -- Running shoes -- Disposable fashions -- Interpreting and predicting fashion
Control code
809911239
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781841507279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809911239
Label
Why would anyone wear that? : fascinating fashion facts, written by Celia E. Stall-Meadows ; illustrated by Leslie Stall Widener
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 83)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Hennins -- Mad as a hatter -- Feathered hats -- Cowboy hats -- Powdering -- Scented cones -- Ruffs -- The Hope diamond -- The Koh-i-Noor- diamond -- Giraffe women -- Muslin fever -- Burqas -- Zoot suits and teddy boys -- Leisure suits -- Breast binding -- Flea furs -- Corsets -- Caged crinolines -- Bustles -- Chastity belts -- Bloomers -- Pumpkin breeches -- Hobble skirts -- Poison rings -- Codpiece -- Parti-colored hosiery -- Chinese lily feet -- Poulaines or cracows -- Chopines and pattens -- Running shoes -- Disposable fashions -- Interpreting and predicting fashion
Control code
809911239
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9781841507279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809911239

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