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Fashion : a Canadian perspective

Author: Alexandra Palmer
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
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Controversial and unconventional, this collection examines Canadian identity in terms of the fashion worn and designed over the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2004
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Palmer
ISBN: 0802088090 9780802088093 0802085903 9780802085900
OCLC Number: 54692568
Description: x, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Very picturesque and very Canadian': the blanket coat and Anglo-Canadian identity in the second half of the nineteenth century / Eileen Stack --
Dressing up: a consuming passion / Cynthia Cooper --
Defrocking dad: masculinity and dress in Montreal, 1700-1867 / Jan Noel --
The association of Canadian couturies / Alexandra Palmer --
Shop and factory: the Ontario millinery trade in transition, 1870-1930 / Christina Bates --
'The work being chiefly performed by women': female workers in the garment industry in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1871 / Peter J. Larocque --
Three thousand stitches: the development of the clothing industry in nineteenth-century Halifax / M. Elaine MacKay --
Enduring roots: Gibb and co. and the nineteenth-century tailoring trade in Montreal / Gail Cariou --
Montreal's fashion mile: St. Catherine street, 1890-1930 / Elizabeth Sifton --
Dress reform in nineteenth-centrury Canada / Barbara E. Kelcey --
Fashion and war in Canada, 1939-1945 / Susan Turnbull Caton --
Fashion and refuge: the Jean Harris salon, Montreal, 1941-1961 / Lydia Ferrabee Sharman --
Laced in and let down: women';s fashion features in the Toronto Daily Press, 1890-1900 / Barbara M. Freeman --
The fashion of writing, 1985-2000: fashion-themed television's impact on the Canadian fashion press / Deborah Fulsand --
A little on the wild side: Eaton's prestige fashion advertising published in the Montreal Gazette, 1952-1972 / Katherine Bosnitch.
Responsibility: edited by Alexandra Palmer.
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