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Fashion : a Canadian perspective

Controversial and unconventional, this collection examines Canadian identity in terms of the fashion worn and designed over the last three centuries, and the internal and external influences of those socio-cultural decisions.
Print Book, English, ©2004
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ©2004
x, 382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
9780802088093, 9780802085900, 0802088090, 0802085903
Online version:
'Very picturesque and very Canadian': the blanket coat and Anglo-Canadian identity in the second half of the nineteenth century / Eileen Stack
Dressing up: a consuming passion / Cynthia Cooper
Defrocking dad: masculinity and dress in Montreal, 1700-1867 / Jan Noel
The association of Canadian couturies / Alexandra Palmer
Shop and factory: the Ontario millinery trade in transition, 1870-1930 / Christina Bates
'The work being chiefly performed by women': female workers in the garment industry in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1871 / Peter J. Larocque
Three thousand stitches: the development of the clothing industry in nineteenth-century Halifax / M. Elaine MacKay
Enduring roots: Gibb and co. and the nineteenth-century tailoring trade in Montreal / Gail Cariou
Montreal's fashion mile: St. Catherine street, 1890-1930 / Elizabeth Sifton
Dress reform in nineteenth-centrury Canada / Barbara E. Kelcey
Fashion and war in Canada, 1939-1945 / Susan Turnbull Caton
Fashion and refuge: the Jean Harris salon, Montreal, 1941-1961 / Lydia Ferrabee Sharman
Laced in and let down: women';s fashion features in the Toronto Daily Press, 1890-1900 / Barbara M. Freeman
The fashion of writing, 1985-2000: fashion-themed television's impact on the Canadian fashion press / Deborah Fulsand
A little on the wild side: Eaton's prestige fashion advertising published in the Montreal Gazette, 1952-1972 / Katherine Bosnitch