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1920s Fashions from B. Altman & Company by Altman & Co.

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Over seven hundred black-and-white illustrations, distinct descriptions, and costs for an enormous array of upscale women's clothes and accessories seem between those highlights from infrequent Twenties B. Altman & corporation catalogs. Stylized drawings of flappers depict refined clothes, bathing fits, cloche hats, footwear, and extra. a range of clothes for males and kids is integrated.

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The overall order is from mua:-po color in clothing and dress thus appears to have a [rough] gowns, at one end of the scale, through universal role in human endeavors. In other cultures (Africa, Asia, South America, North America), the use of dyes appears to have gowns of te-a-po [fine], blue, and red, to yellow gowns at the opposite end of the scale. (Wolf 1970: 191) been more common and more sophisticated much earlier. Arthur Wolf (1970) explored the use The important point is that these gowns and of color symbolism in Chinese mourning rituals.

Japanese newly-weds cut inedible three-tiered wedding cakes topped with plastic figures in Western dress. Tibetans, bitterly opposed to Chinese rule, sport Mao caps. When a Swazi princess weds a Zulu king, she wears red touraco wing feathers around her forehead and a cape of windowbird feathers and oxtail. He wears a leopard skin cloak. ” In Niger, pastoral Bororo nomads race to market on camelback carrying beach umbrellas. Veiled noble Tuareg men carry swords modeled after Crusaders’ weapons and sport mirrored sunglasses with tiny hearts etched into the lenses.

To illustrate this, the use of color in fashion, especially the prevalence of black, is explored. Three case studies on the regulation of fashion, fashions in New Guinea headdresses, and the shifting symbolism of the sailor suit from function to fashion conclude the chapter. i. investigating the fashion impulse of this behavior conformed to the characteristics we identify with fashion behavior. For this reason, I have argued that fashion should not be defined In the introduction, three early approaches to as exclusively the preserve of the culture of mo- studying fashion were outlined.

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