Fashioning the bourgeoisie : a history of clothing in the nineteenth century
Explains a culture's sociology through the simple issue of the choice of clothing. This book shows, through a tour of the rise of the ready-made fashion industry in France, how clothing can not only reflect but also beliefs, values, and aspirations.
Print Book, English, 1996, ©1994
Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 1996, ©1994
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780691033839, 9780691000817, 0691033838, 0691000816
Toward a history of appearances
Clothing's old and new regimes
The vestimentary landscape of the nineteenth century
Traditional trades and the rise of ready-made clothing
The department store and the spread of bourgeois clothing
New pretentions, new distinctions
The imperatives of propriety
Deviation from the norm
The circulation of fashions
"Second printing and first paperback printing, 1996."