The history of fashionable dress in Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present, examining men's and women's clothing in the context of economic, political, and cultural change in the modern period.
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Interdisciplinary call numbers
G Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
GT Manners and customs
GT500-2370 Costume, dress, fashion
PN General literature (which includes journalism, which includes fashion magazines…)
TT Handicrafts, arts and crafts (includes clothing manufacture dressmaking, tailoring)
NK Decorative arts (includes textiles)
HM Sociology (includes sociology relations to other subjects)
HQ Family, marriage, women (includes feminism)
N Visual arts (includes history of visual arts)
HD Industries, land use, labor (includes manufacturing industries)
ND Painting (includes history of painting)
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HISTORY OF FASHIONABLE DRESS
Christóbal Balenciaga [Spanish couturier, 1895-1972], Evening dress in three parts, detail: bodice, 1949. Silk, appliquéd and embroidered with sequins, rhinestones, silk flowers, and silk-wrapped wire, 14" (bodice only). Boston, Museum of Fine Arts. artstor.org
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Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation. Primary sources are original materials on which other research is based. They are usually the first formal appearance of results in physical, print or electronic format. They present original thinking, report a discovery, or share new information.
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· Artifacts (e.g. coins, plant specimens, fossils, furniture, tools, clothing, all from the time under study)