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Design Piracy In The United States Women's Ready-To-Wear Apparel Industry: 1910-1941 , Sara Beth Marcketti Jan 2005

Design Piracy In The United States Women's Ready-To-Wear Apparel Industry: 1910-1941 , Sara Beth Marcketti

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This research investigates the economic conditions of the American apparel industry, as well as the complex interactions of apparel industry members, trade organizations, and the U.S. government to better understand the reasons cited for supporters of apparel style protection versus those who accepted design piracy. The purpose is to examine the concept of piracy within the historical context of the American ready-to-wear apparel industry. Through an analysis of journalistic coverage in trade and popular fashion periodicals, pertinent legal records, economic and census data, governmental hearings, archival sources, and the case study of the Fashion Originators Guild of America, this ...


"It Is A Profession That Is New, Unlimited And Rich!": The Promotion Of The American Fashion Designer In The 1930s , Sheryl Ann Farnan Jan 2005

"It Is A Profession That Is New, Unlimited And Rich!": The Promotion Of The American Fashion Designer In The 1930s , Sheryl Ann Farnan

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This study examines the American fashion designer portrayed through diverse publicity generated in various popular culture formats during the Depression era, 1930--1940. Through career literature, fiction, feature film, and promotion in magazine articles, the American woman came to know the creators of her fashions. Themes of wholesale design, retail design, income and perquisites, education and training emerged. Other themes such as client relations, selling, work process, and attitudes toward the French mystique were also discussed. A picture developed of a profession with unlimited opportunity which allowed women to rise to executive leadership, utilize creativity and artistic talent, earn a lucrative ...


Correct Clothing For Historical Interpreters In Living History Museums, Laura Marie Poresky Jan 1997

Correct Clothing For Historical Interpreters In Living History Museums, Laura Marie Poresky

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Women's Functional Swimwear, 1860-1920 , Maxine James Johns Jan 1997

Women's Functional Swimwear, 1860-1920 , Maxine James Johns

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Using periodicals, catalogs, extant garments, postcards, patents, photographs, and newspapers, I traced the origin and development of women's functional swimwear from the bloomer costume of the 1850s to the "tank suit" of the 1920s. To gain insight into exogenous or external forces that may influence the fashion process, I considered urban lifestyle, education and status of women, leisure activities, swimming facilities, renowned swimmers, the Olympics, knit technology, water travel, drownings, life preservers, and public baths;Initial findings supported the thesis that women's bathing garments followed the dominant outerwear silhouette of the era. Visual data indicated women generally adopted ...


Selecting And Adapting Clothing For Pregnancy In The Nineteenth Century, Cassandra Curry Moon Jan 1995

Selecting And Adapting Clothing For Pregnancy In The Nineteenth Century, Cassandra Curry Moon

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Home Weaving, Professional Weaving, And Textile Mills In Southeast Iowa, 1833-1870, Deloris H. Connolly Jan 1982

Home Weaving, Professional Weaving, And Textile Mills In Southeast Iowa, 1833-1870, Deloris H. Connolly

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Dress Of The Oregon Trail Emigrants: 1843 To 1855, Maria Barbara Mcmartin Jan 1977

Dress Of The Oregon Trail Emigrants: 1843 To 1855, Maria Barbara Mcmartin

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No abstract provided.