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Author Ford, Richard T. (Richard Thompson), author.

Title Dress codes : how the laws of fashion made history / Richard Thompson Ford.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  306 THO    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  391 FOR    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  391.009 THO    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  391.009 FORD    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Channahon Adult Non Fiction - TRBB-2  391.009 FOR    AVAILABLE

Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xi, 443 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Contents Historical milestones and important dress codes -- Introduction -- Status symbols. Encoding status ; Self-fashioning ; Signs of faith ; Sex symbols -- From opulence to elegance. The great masculine renunciation ; Style and status ; Sex and simplicity ; The "rational dress" movement ; Flapper feminism -- Power dressing. Slaves to fashion? ; From rags to resistance ; Sagging and subordination -- Politics and personality. How to dress like a woman ; Recoding gender ; Piercing the veil -- Retailored expectations. Merit badges ; Artifice and appropriation -- Conclusion: Decoding dress codes -- Epilogue: Dress codes stripped bare.
Summary A law professor and cultural critic offers an eye-opening exploration of the laws of fashion throughout history, from the middle ages to the present day, examining the canons, mores and customs of clothing rules that we often take for granted.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-420) and index.
Subject Clothing and dress -- Social aspects -- History.
Fashion -- History.
Clothing and dress -- Law and legislation -- History.
Sumptuary laws -- History.
ISBN 9781501180064

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