The Englishness of English Dress

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Notes on Contributors ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • Introduction - ‘dyed in the Wool English?’ 1
  • Notes 12
  • References *
  • Part I - Towards a History of English Style 13
  • 1 - On Englishness in Dress 15
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • 2 - Englishness, Clothes and Little Things 29
  • Notes 40
  • References 41
  • 3 - Dressing like a Champion: Women's Tennis Wear in Interwar England 45
  • References *
  • 4 - Strawberries and Cream: Dress, Migration and the Quintessence of Englishness 61
  • Notes *
  • References *
  • Part II - On Designing Englishness 77
  • 5 - ‘what a Deal of Work There is in a Dress!’ Englishness and Home Dressmaking in the Age of the Sewing Machine 79
  • Notes *
  • References 94
  • 6 - Rural Working-Class Dress, 1850–1900: a Peculiarly English Tradition? 97
  • Notes *
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  • 7 - The Wardrobe of Mrs Leonard Messel, 1895–1920 113
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  • 8 - The Spirit of English Style: Hardy Amies, Royal Dressmaker and International Businessman 133
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  • 9 - Gilded Brocade Gowns and Impeccable Tailored Tweeds: Victor Stiebel (1907–76) a Quintessentially English Designer 147
  • Notes *
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  • Part III - Representing Englishness 159
  • 10 - Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania 161
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  • 11 - English-Style Photography? 173
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  • 12 - Fashion Stranger Than Fiction: Shelley Fox 189
  • Notes *
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  • Appendix - The Korner Archive 213
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