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Conclusion: The Afterlife of Fashion Victims

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...I wish that I could conclude this book with a salutary tale about how modern medicine and science have solved all of the historical problems with fashion. But the truth is that we have exported most of them and created entirely new ones...

Dangerous Dyes: A Pretty, Deadly Rainbow

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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... their wardrobes in subdued, harmonious colour “symphonies” of white, pastel pinks, and greys. “Tasteful” consumers followed suit and spurned saturated, almost electric colours on both aesthetic and medical grounds. Alison Matthews...

Inflammatory Fabrics: Flaming Tutus and Combustible Crinolines

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...Cited in Gautier on Dance, trans. Ivor Guest (London: Dance Books, 1986), 153.“The dancer brushed that row of fire which in the theatre separates the ideal world from the real; her light sylphide costume fluttered like the wings of a dove...

Introduction: Death by Fashion in Fact and Fiction

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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... will be published as Eric Da Silva, Alison Matthews David, and Ana Pejovic-Milic, “The quantification of total lead in lipstick specimens by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry,” in X-Ray Spectrometry, 2015 (accepted with minor revisions)....

Entangled and Strangled: Caught in the Machine

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...Gertrude Stein, on hearing of Isadora Duncan’s deathOn the evening of September 14, 1927, in Nice, on the French Riviera, the famous American dancer Isadora Duncan climbed into the passenger seat of an Amilcar sports car. As the car...

Diseased Dress: Germ Warfare

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...In the winter of 1812, starving, exhausted soldiers from Napoleon’s already shattered Grande Armée knelt down in fetal positions to die, heads bowed, freezing where they fell. Their bodies were unceremoniously dumped into a mass grave...

Poisonous Pigments: Arsenical Greens

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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... of her sexual maturation and “ripeness.” Alison Syme, A Touch of Blossom: John Singer Sargent and the Queer Flora of Fin-de-Siècle Art (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), 27–30. In the 18th century, both men and women...

Explosive Fakes: Plastic Combs and Artificial Silk

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...The burnt out façade of a red brick building gives few clues as to the deadly drama that had recently occurred within. Soot stains make it hard to discern the “ROBE” of Robert above the second-floor window in this photograph by Lewis Hine...

Toxic Techniques: Mercurial Hats

Alison Matthews David

Alison Matthews David is Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Victims : The Dangers of Dress Past and Present

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2015

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...The Musée des Moulages at the Hôpital Saint-Louis in Paris houses walls of gruesome display cases containing startlingly realistic wax casts of the skin diseases that affected the poor in the world’s fashion capital. The museum was founded...