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Author Pritchard, Eric., Mrs., author.

Title The Cult of Chiffon : An Edwardian Manual of Adornment / Marian Elizabeth Pritchard.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
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Summary "The subject of woman, that is to say, the modern woman, with her varying instincts, pursuits, and peculiarities alone would fill many large volumes. I feel bound, therefore, to confine myself to the discussion of one particular side of her nature, one for which personally I have most sympathy, and one which perhaps can best be described by the epithet 'womanly.'" Originally published in 1902, this extremely rare volume offers a remarkable snapshot of the fashionable Edwardian woman. The author - fashion editor for The Lady's Realm, a monthly London magazine for more "enlightened" readers - offers rich counsel on how to cultivate charm and social standing through the subtle art of dress. Illustrated fashion tips feature a wide range of advice on corsets, petticoats, hats, jewelry, footwear, accessories, and more, with chapters on "The All-Important Question of Colour," "Hats Sublime and Ridiculous," "The Revival of Fashions of the Past," and "The Aggressiveness of the Smart Woman." A selection of vintage advertisements for London-area fashion shops is also included.
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Subject CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain.
DESIGN / Textile & Costume.
DESIGN / Fashion.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Le Quesne, Rose, illustrator.
Other Form: Print version: Pritchard, Eric., Mrs. Cult of chiffon. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 2017. 9780486809403 (paperback) (DLC)2016033292
ISBN 9780486817804 (e-pub)
Standard No. 9780486817804
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