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The House Dress : A Story of Eroticism and Fashion (Paperback)

Author: Danese, Elda

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The idea of the house dress is closely related to the concept of housework and domesticity. At the same time, it is distinguished by not being a uniform, thanks in particular to the decorations of the fabric. Starting in the late 1940s, a whole series of movies contributed to its image through a gallery of remarkable female characters, the latest of which is Pedro Almodovar''s film Volver, with a female lead who is equipped with a wardrobe full of beautifully ornamented house dresses. After taking into account its distinctive and expressive features, author Elda Danese traces the circumstances that led to the success and the worldwide use of the house dress over a period spanning from the 1920s to the present.

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Publisher Marsilio Editori Spa
Mfg Part# 9788831795258
SKU 209336620
Format Paperback
ISBN10 8831795252
Release Date 1/13/2009
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