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  • Fashion in the Time of Jane Austenby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The broader Regency period 1795 to 1820, stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history, unlike anything that went before it. For the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris, as court dress became secondary to the season-by-season flux of fashion as we know it today. Sarah Jane... more...

  • Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950by Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    Exhibiting enormous power or inspiring incredible devotion, throughout history beauty has been women's chief asset. Each age has required its own standard - a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early 18th century, or the thin lips thought desirable to the Victorians. For those naturally blessed,... more...

  • Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeareby Sarah Downing

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Garments and accessories are prominent in almost all of William Shakespeare's plays, from Hamlet and Othello to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night. The statement 'the apparel oft proclaims the man' was one that would have resonated with their audiences: the rise of England's merchant class had made issues of rank central to Elizabethan... more...

  • Fashion in the time of Jane Austinby Sarah Jane Downing

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The broader Regency period 1795-1820 stands alone as an incredible moment in fashion history unlike anything that went before or after. It was the most naked period since Ancient Greece and before the 1960s, and for the first time England became a fashion influence, especially for menswear, and became the toast of Paris. With the ancien regime deposed... more...

  • Beauty and Cosmetics 1550-1950by Sarah Jane Downing

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The source of tremendous power and the focus of incredible devotion, throughout history notions of beauty have been integral to social life and culture. Each age has had its own standards: a gleaming white brow during the Renaissance, the black eyebrows considered charming in the early eighteenth century, and the thin lips thought desirable by Victorians.... more...

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