Research Note: Sources for a Forgotten Episode in The History of Post-war Fashion
Author: Maeder, Edward F.
Source: Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture, Volume 1, Number 2, May 1997 , pp. 215-229(15)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Journals (formerly Berg Journals)
Abstract:This article quotes source materials from a scrapbook of memoranda, letters and articles belonging to the costume designer Renie Conley; which relate to the aesthetics of the bosom in history and fashion, and specifically Renie's proposed bosomless dress design. Maeder provides a commentary about the materials and suggests how they might raise interesting questions in the fields of fashion history and cultural studies. Maeder concludes that the material can be approached from three perspectives of interest: the nature of news itself, attitudes towards the female body, and the history of fashion in the twentieth century.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1997-05-01
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