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  • 12 Oct 2015

    How Apparel Made the Atlantic World

    Robert DuPlessis, the author of The Material Atlantic, answers questions about the textile industry in the early modern period, the rise of Atlantic trade, and the birth of fashion--they're all connected!

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  • 19 Oct 2013
    painting of a clothing seller

    Dr Vivienne Richmond on Clothing the Poor

    In an exclusive interview here, Dr Vivienne Richmond, author of Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England, gives readers further insights into her research and demonstrates the power of clothing in the lives of the poor of nineteenth-century England.

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  • 5 Sep 2013
    Ioannis Ziogas

    Ovid Revealed: Fashion Tips from a Roman Master

    In an attempt to dismiss vain frivolity, many often sneer at the gaudy pretentiousness of the fashion world and its paraphernalia. Yet, those who are in the know know that fashion has little to do with the intentionally unrealistic realm of haute couture. Fashion is the art of making the artificial look natural. Ars latet arte sua or “skill is concealed by means of its own skill”, as the poet Ovid put it in his Metamorphoses.

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