The Dress Detective

The Dress Detective

A Practical Guide to Object-based Research in Fashion

Book - 2015
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"The Dress Detective is the first practical guide to analysing fashion objects, clearly demonstrating how their close analysis can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research. The book provides readers with the tools to uncover the hidden stories in garments, setting out a carefully developed research methodology specific to dress, and providing easy to use checklists that guide the reader through the process. The book contains seven well-illustrated case studies of fashionable Western garments – ranging from an 1820s coat to a 2004 Kenzo jacket – that articulate the methodological framework for the process, illustrate the use of the checklists, and show how evidence from the garment itself can be used to corroborate theories of dress or fashion. This book outlines a skillset that has, until now, typically been passed on informally. Written in plain language, this book will give any budding fashion historian, curator or researcher the knowledge to analyse the material in front of them effectively."--
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781472573971
1472573978
Branch Call Number: 746.92072 MIDA
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kim, Alexandra - Author

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