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Looking flash : clothing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Bronwyn Labrum; Fiona McKergow; Stephanie Gibson
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offering a fresh look at the role of clothes in New Zealand history, Looking Flash examines what we wear and what we have worn - from the shrinking bathing suit to the black singlet - over the past three centuries. The writers show that, despite a reputation for being wary of 'looking flash', New Zealand has not always been a dowdy country. Essays span the clothing of pre-colonial Maori society, marching girls and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Looking flash.
Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608034833
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bronwyn Labrum; Fiona McKergow; Stephanie Gibson
ISBN: 9781869403973 1869403975
OCLC Number: 174103578
Description: viii, 279 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dressing history up : Introduction / Bronwyn Labrum --
He whatu ariki, he kura, he waero : Chiefly threads, red and white / Patricia Te Arapo Wallace --
Unpicked for the voyage? Heirloom dresses in colonial New Zealand / Rosanne Livingstone and Valerie Carson --
Kilts as costumes : Identity, resistance and tradition / Katie Pickles --
Every garment tells a story : Exploring public collections / David Butts --
'What are these, so withered, and so wild in their attire?' Castaways' clothing from the Auckland Islands / Jennifer Quérée --
Weaving a journeu : The story of a unique cloak / Awhina Tamarapa --
Hand-me-downs and respectability : Clothing and the needy / Bronywyn Labrum --
'Just the thing' : Shopping for clothes in Palmerston North / Fiona McKergow --
On the beach : Or the 'unbearable scandal' of shrinking swimwear / Caroline Daley --
Dressing for war : Glamour and duty in women's lives during the Second World War / Deborah Montgomerie --
Moving in unison, dressing in uniform : Stepping out in style with matching teams / Charlotte Macdonald --
Engaging in mischief : The black singlet in New Zealand culture / Stephanie Gibson --
One man's fantasy : The Eden Hore collection of high and exotic fashion garments / Jane Malthus.
Responsibility: edited by Bronwyn Labrum, Fiona McKergow and Stephanie Gibson.
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Discusses the story of the shrinking bathing suit and the evolution of the black singlet. This book on the role of clothes in our history shows the way in which clothes reveal and identify, embody  Read more...

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"A valuable and welcome addition to the small, but steadily growing, literature on New Zealand dress and fashion history." --Textile History "A significant and diverse collection of essays reflecting Read more...

 
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