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Introduction

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... in the Age of Exploration,” in A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500–1850, eds Elizabeth Rodini and Elissa B. Weaver (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002), 13–22. Costume and gesture were thought...

Production and Distribution

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... Cerri, “Sarti toscani nel seicento: attività e clientela,” in Le Trame della moda, eds Anna Giulia Cavagna and Grazietta Butazzi (Rome: Bulzoni, 1995), 421–35. My thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Currie for this reference. With the main cost...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...From an anthropological perspective, in addition to their ornamental role, clothes have a fundamental part to play in maintaining decency and safeguarding the body against environmental factors such as cold and heat. In his De Civilitate...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... Controversy The English Church was to maintain vestments for use during church services only following considerable debate. The issues surrounding vestments during Elizabeth’s reign gave rise to the so-called “Vestiarian...

Visual Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

1

... messages. As First Lady of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes, the sitter occupied a highly privileged position at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.Mark Weiss, “Catherine Carey, Countess of Nottingham,” Tudor and Stuart Portraits (London:...

Status

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... Artibus et Historiae 30: 60, 2009: 39. For the relationship between style and cloth in the construction of Florentine identity see Elizabeth Currie, “Clothing and a Florentine style, 1550–1620,” Renaissance Studies, 23: 1, 2009: 33–52....

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... Jennifer Haraguchi, “Debating Women’s Fashion in Renaissance Venice,” in A Well-Fashioned Image: Clothing and Costume in European Art, 1500–1850, eds Elizabeth Rodini and Elissa B. Weaver (Chicago: The David and Alfred Smart Museum/University...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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... and Elizabeth Parsons, “Disordering Things,” Journal of Consumer Behavior 13, no. 2 (2014): 89–98. that individual generally attempted to make sense of it by finding the best fit. Thus, for example, the German Hans Dernschwam compared...

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...Roland Barthes famously explained that fashion was a language that had a material vocabulary and grammar, but he also insisted that fashion acquired its meaning through the written language found in magazines, newspapers...

Textiles

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

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...Introduction In 1606 Thomas Dekker wrote The Seven Deadly Sinnes of London. He described clothes-conscious young English men dressing in fabrics and fashions drawn from far and wide: His codpiece . . . in Denmarke, the collor of his...