What was the role of imported and exotic commodities in shaping eighteenth-century fashion?
How did individual and collective fashion choices change between the seventeenth and eighteenth century? And how far down the social scale did fashion go?
What was the role of second-hand and ready-made in fostering a ‘fashion revolution’ in the eighteenth century?
What are the sources used by historians investigating eighteenth-century dress?
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Beverly Lemire, ‘Fashioning Cottons: Asian trade, domestic industry and consumer demand, 1660- 1780’, in David Jenkins (ed.), The Cambridge History of Western Textiles (Cambridge, 2003), vol. 1, pp. 493-512. NK 8806.C2
Negley B. Harte, ‘The Economics of Clothing in the late Seventeenth Century’, Textile History, 22/2 (1991), pp. 277-296.
John Styles, The Dress of the People: Everyday Fashion in Eighteenth-Century England (New Haven and London, 2007), in particular the introduction, pp. 1-19 and ‘Appendix 1: Sources’, pp. 326-34. GT 736.S79
Beverly Lemire, ‘Developing Consumerism and Ready-Made Clothing in Britain 1750- 1800’
, Textile History, 15/1 (1984), pp. 21-44.
Peter McNeil, ‘The Appearance of Enlightenment: Refashioning the Elites’, in Martin Fitzpatrick et alt. (eds.), The Enlightenment World (London and New York, 2004), pp. 381-401. B 802.E6
Daniel Roche, The Culture of Clothing: Dress and Fashion in the ‘Ancien Regime’ (Cambridge, 1994).
Cissie Fairchilds, ‘The Production and Marketing of Populuxe Goods in Eighteenth-Century Paris’, in John Brewer, and Roy Porter (eds.), Consumption and the World of Goods (London and New York: Routledge, 1993), pp. 228-248. HS 2200.C6
Beverly Lemire, ‘Domesticating the Exotic: Floral Culture and the East India Calico Trade with England, c. 1600- 1800’, Textile, 1/1 (2003), pp. 65-85.
Aileen Ribeiro, ‘Fashion in the Eighteenth Century: Some Anglo-French Comparisons’, Textile History, 22/2 (1991), pp. 329-345.
Claire Walsh, ‘Shop Design and the Display of Goods in Eighteenth-Century London’, Journal of Design History, 8/3 (1995), pp. 157-176.
Maxine Berg and Helen Clifford, ‘Commerce and the Commodity: Graphic Display and Selling New Consumer Goods in Eighteenth-Century England’, in Michael North and David Ormrod (eds.), Art Markets in Europe, 1400-1800 (Aldershot, 1998), pp. 187-200. N 8600.A7