Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925
Justine De Young
Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 4, 2019 - History - 288 pages
Fashion reveals not only who we are, but whom we aspire to be. From 1775 to 1925, artists in Europe were especially attuned to the gaps between appearance and reality, participating in and often critiquing the making of the self and the image. Reading their portrayals of modern life with an eye to fashion and dress reveals a world of complex calculations and subtle signals.