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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A process involving the wrapping of feet from infancy in order to prevent growth. Foot binding was, until recently, common practice in China, where small feet are considered very beautiful. The process was performed on girls as young...

La Gazette du Bon Ton

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A leading European fashion magazine published in the 1910s and 1920s and founded by Lucien Vogel in 1912. La Gazette du Bon Ton presented fashion, lifestyle and beauty trends with dramatic garment illustrations by many art deco artists.☛...

Glam

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Music-related fashion from the early and mid-1970s with colourful ambisexual outfits, such as platform shoes and single-piece glitter suits with flared trousers in satin and silk.☛ see Heels 130...

Top Hat

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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...A tall, flat-crowned, broad-brimmed hat first made by John Hetherington in 1797 and worn by men throughout the 19th century for business and social events. Made from stiffened beaver fur felt or silk, the top hat or ‘topper’, declined...

Macintosh

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...A waterproof raincoat made from a fabric invented in 1823 by Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh. Macintosh discovered waterproof fabric while analysing the waste products of gasworks. He used rubber dissolved in coal-tar naphtha to cement...

Mao Suits

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The Zhongshan suit, introduced by Mao Zedong as China’s national dress after the founding of the Republic of China in 1950. The Mao suit caters to Western sensibilities while maintaining a Chinese character – the various elements are said...

Mod

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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...A subculture originating in London from the late 1950s to mid-1960s that developed around the jazz and rhythm-and-blues music scene. mod or modernist fashion had as its central element slim-cut Italian suits. A Mod revival in the early...

Peacock Revolution

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...A movement in men’s clothing in the 1960s featuring bright colours, slim-fitting trousers and boots. The Peacock Revolution was part of what made London, England, the capital of the ‘swinging sixties’ as tailored, plain and dark suits were...

Piercing

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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...A form of body modification that sees the insertion of a piece of jewellery into an opening punctured, pierced or cut into the skin for spiritual, ornamental or sexual reasons. Ear piercing has been practised continuously since ancient...

Regency

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

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...European fashions in this period (late 18th–early 19th centuries), were very much influenced by the expansion of the British Empire. Women’s dresses saw the introduction of the empire line – a gathering of the bulk of the dress under...