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Modesty in dress; an inquiry into the fundamentals of fashion.

Author: James Laver
Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laver, James, 1899-1975.
Modesty in dress.
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969
(OCoLC)654844591
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Laver
OCLC Number: 13720
Description: 186 pages illustrations, portraits 27 cm
Contents: Modesty and its foes --
The lust of the eye and the pride of life --
How fashion operates --
Formalized and fossilized dress --
The special case of military uniforms --
Vicarious ostentation --
The immodesty of disguise --
The exploitation of immodesty --
Frou-frou and fetishism --
Children should be seen --
The liberation of sport --
Oh! Reform it altogether! --
Male and female created He them --
Bibliography.

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