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The Resource Fashion victims : dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

Fashion victims : dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

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Fashion victims : dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Title
Fashion victims
Title remainder
dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This engrossing book chronicles one of the most exciting, controversial, and extravagant periods in the history of fashion: the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th-century France. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell offers a carefully researched glimpse into the turbulent era's sophisticated and largely female-dominated fashion industry, which produced courtly finery as well as promoted a thriving secondhand clothing market outside the royal circle. She discusses in depth the exceptionally imaginative and uninhibited styles of the period immediately before the French Revolution, and also explores fashion's surprising influence on the course of the Revolution itself. The absorbing narrative demonstrates fashion's crucial role as a visible and versatile medium for social commentary, and shows the glittering surface of 18th-century high society as well as its seedy underbelly. Fashion Victims presents a compelling anthology of trends, manners, and personalities from the era, accompanied by gorgeous fashion plates, portraits, and photographs of rare surviving garments. Drawing upon documentary evidence, previously unpublished archival sources, and new information about aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities, this book is an unmatched study of French fashion in the late 18th century, providing astonishing insight, a gripping story, and stylish inspiration"--
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Dewey number
391.0094409033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fashion victims : dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780300154382
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014012687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889941128
Label
Fashion victims : dress at the court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9780300154382
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014012687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889941128

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