DRESSING UP : a history of fancy dress in britain. (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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DRESSING UP : a history of fancy dress in britain.

Author: VERITY WILSON
Publisher: [S.l.] : REAKTION BOOKS, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Pierrot, Little Bo Peep, cowboy: these characters and many more form part of this colourful story of dressing up, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Fancy dress became a regular part of people's social lives over this period, and the craze for it spread across Britain and the Empire, reaching every level of society. Spectacular and witty costumes appeared at street  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: VERITY WILSON
ISBN: 1789145295 9781789145298
OCLC Number: 1276847757

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Pierrot, Little Bo Peep, cowboy: these characters and many more form part of this colourful story of dressing up, from the accession of Queen Victoria to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Fancy dress became a regular part of people's social lives over this period, and the craze for it spread across Britain and the Empire, reaching every level of society. Spectacular and witty costumes appeared at street carnivals, victory celebrations, fire festivals and extravagant balls. From the Victorian middle classes performing 'living statues' to squads of Shetland men donning traditional fancy dress and setting fire to a Viking ship at the annual Up Helly Aa celebration, this lavishly illustrated book provides a unique view into the quirky, wonderful world of fancy dress.

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