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The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007


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List of Figures

Introduction: Inserting Fashion into Space

John Potvin

Part I: Picturing Fashion/Fashionable Pictures

1. Tracking Fashions: Risking It All at the Hippodrome de Longchamp

Heidi Brevik-Zender

2. Framing the Victorians: Photography, Fashion and Identity

Margaret Denny

3. On the Golden Stairs: The Spectacle of the Victorian Woman in White

Anne Anderson

4. Maurice de Rothschild's "Remembrances of Things Past": Costume Obsession and Decadence, the Collection of a Belle Epoque Dandy

Christopher Bedford

Part II: Cultures of Display

5. Fashion's Chameleons: Camouflage, "Conspicuousness" and Gendered Display during WWI

Allison Matthews David

6. Making the Princeton Man: Collegiate Clothing and Campus Culture, 1900-1920

Deidre Clemente

7. Elegance and Spectacle in Berlin: The Gerson Fashion Store and the Rise of the Modern Fashion Show

Mila Ganeva

8. The City Boutique: Milan and the Spaces of Fashion

Francesca Muscau

9. Libertine Acts: Fashion and Furniture

Peter McNeil

Part III: Window Dressing and Boutique Culture

10. Dressing Rooms: Women, Fashion and the Department Store

Louisa Iarocci

11. The Logic of the Mannequin: Shop Windows and the Realist Novel

Vanessa Osborne

12. Allure of the Silent Beauties: Mannequins and Display in America, 1935-1970

Emily Klug

13. "A House that is Made of Hats": The Lilly Dache Building 1937-1968

Rebecca Jumper Matheson

14. From "Paradise" to Cyberspace: The Revival of the Bourgeois Marketplace

Elyssa Dimant

15. Armani/Architecture: The Timelessness and Textures of Space

John Potvin

Notes on Contributors


About the Author

John Potvin is Assistant Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century European Art. He is the author of Boundaries and Intimacy: Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1880-1914 (Ashgate, December 2007) and co-editor of the forthcoming Collecting Subjects in Britain, 1700-1914: The Visual Meanings and Pleasures of Material Culture (Ashgate).

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