Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

by Royal Ontario Museum (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802088093
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 12/16/2004
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Palmer is the fashion and costume curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Art History at York University.

Table of Contents

Alexandra Palmer

Fashion Identity

  • 'Very Picturesque and Very Canadian': The Blanket Coat and Anglo-Canadian Identity in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century - Eileen Stack
  • Dressing Up: A Consuming Passion - Cynthia Cooper
  • Defrocking Dad: Masculinity and Dress in Montreal, 1700-1867 - Jan Noel
  • The Association of Canadian Coutouriers - Alexandra Palmer

Fashion, Trade, and Consumption

  • Shop and Factory: The Ontario Millinery Trade in Transition, 1870-1930 - Tina Bates
  • 'The Work Being Chiefly Performed by Women: Female Workers in the Garment Industry in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1871 - Peter J. Larocque
  • Three Thousand Stitches: The Development of the Clothing Industry in Nineteenth-Century Halifax - M. Elaine Mackay
  • Enduring Roots: Gibb and Co. and the Nineteenth-Century Tailoring Trade in Montreal - Gail Cariou
  • Montreal's Fashion Mile: St Gathering Street, 1890-1930 - Elizabeth Sifton

Fashion and Transition

  • Dress Reform in Nineteenth-Century Canada - Barbara E. Kelcey
  • Fashion and War in Canada, 1939-1945 - Susan Turnbull Caton
  • Fashion and Refuge: The Jean Harris Salon, 1941-1961 - Lydia Ferrabee Sharman

Fashion and Journalism

  • Laced in and Let Down: Women's Fashion Features in the Toronto Daily Press, 1890-1900 - Barbara M. Freeman
  • The Fashion of Writing, 1985-2000: Fashion-themed Televisions Impact on the Canadian Fashion Press - Deborah Pulsang
  • A Little on the Wild Side: Baton's Prestige Fashion Advertising Published in the Montreal Gazette, 1952-1972 - Katherine Bosnitch

What People are Saying About This

Janice Helland

'This book is important, timely, and immensely relevant. Alexandra Palmer has put together a rich and varied collection that will contribute to Canadian cultural history and undoubtedly initiate further projects and debates. The content of each essay is excellent and the collection is outstanding in its complementary diversity. It moves this rapidly expanding and exciting field into the area of Canadian Studies, to which it contributes as significantly as it does to the study of dress and fashion, media studies, cultural history, and the history of consumption.'

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