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Edith Wharton and the making of fashion

Author: Katherine Joslin
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press ; Hanover [N.H.] : University Press of New England, ©2009.
Series: Becoming modern., Reading dress series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion places the New York figure and her writing in the context of fashion history and shows how dress lies at the very center of her thinking about art and culture. --from publisher description
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Named Person: Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Joslin
ISBN: 9781584657798 1584657790
OCLC Number: 311768616
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: xv, 209 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction: remnant and meaning : "the sweep and amplitude of the great artist's stroke" --
Dressing up : "my newest Doucet dress ... it was pretty" --
The underside of fashion : "the utensils of their art" --
Philanthropy and progress : "thin shoulders in shapeless gingham" --
Desire in the marketplace : "what you want is the home-made article" --
The cut of a gown : "why not make one's own fashions?" --
Dressing for middle age : "don't try to make me look like a flapper" --
Democracy and dress : "'the American girl, ' the world's highest achievement" --
Conclusion: the costume side : "the small rest!--will, I think, be interested in the 'costume' side".
Series Title: Becoming modern., Reading dress series.
Responsibility: Katherine Joslin.

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Discusses the origins of the modern fashion industry as seen through the works of Edith Wharton. This title places the iconic New York figure and her writing in the context of fashion history and  Read more...

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