The Nineteenth Century (History of Fashion and Costume)
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An eight-volume set examining the development of costume and fashion and the social history that gave rise to it. It depicts the changing styles, processes, and trends - from the first people to wear clothes in the last Ice Age to the courtly fashion of medieval Europe to the globalization of Western style - that led us to the clothing of today.
fur muff on cold winter afternoons. Shoes were flat, dainty leather slippers. In this period, men stopped wearing knee-length breeches and stockings and began to wear long trousers. A gentleman would wear a highcollared shirt with a stock wound around the neck, sometimes tied with a bow. A colorful tailcoat might be worn, reaching the backs of the knees, but cut to waist level at the front.This might be worn open to display a vest. Men might wear kneelength boots or flat slippers, sometimes with
or beaded belts. So too did individuals within the United States Cavalry, when fighting during the Indian Wars in the 1860s and 1870s.Their regular uniform consisted of a dark blue jacket or coat, light blue trousers, gauntlets, boots and spurs, a leather sword belt, and a gun belt. Irregular outfits included straw hats, buckskin jackets, civilian shirts, and beaded knife sheaths. A wagon train halts for the night. Desert sand, rain, mud, thorn, and saddle all took their toll on the clothing of
the peoples of the forests and lakes, such as the Slavey, Beaver, and Cree, and northernmost representatives of America’s Northeastern and Plains Indian cultures.Tunics and fringed trousers were made of caribou skin, moose fur, and beaver pelts. Clothes might be beaded or painted with decorative patterns. Snowshoes of interlaced rawhide were widely used in winter. European Canada European settlers, principally of English, Scottish, or French descent, lived in the far south of Canada, where the
for mills at Sedan and Louviers and banned English textile imports.The northern French town of Valenciennes was famous for its lace and a fine satin called tulle. St. Quentin mills produced muslin and linen. Napoleon I also sought the advice of the best tailors and fashion designers. An aristocratic French gentleman at this time might wear evening dress made up of a swallowtail coat, highcollared shirt and bow tie, and a silklined cape, with a top hat and cane. Women were not allowed to present
establishment in the Rue de la Paix, that catered to the likes of Elizabeth, Empress of Austria, and Empress Eugénie de Montijo, the Spanish-born wife of Napoleon III of France. Eugénie was famed for her love of ribbons, frills, and lace. Paris fashions of the later nineteenth century, such as the bustle and fishtail, were popular across Europe. In the 1890s, Paris became famous for its cafés, bars, and dance halls. Spangles and frills were worn by 24 Europe: Nations and Costumes northwest of