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  • Fashion During The Medieval Romance Period 1380-1450

    on canvas portrait of Elisabeth of Austria (figure 3). Being Queen of France at this time, meant that you had to always look your best, both in person and in portrait. When posing for the photo, Francois Clouet recommended that she wear her finest garments. Later of that time, women began to show off their curves and wearing full torso bodices. Only coats and robes still had that draping effect. The main parts of the outfit consisted of an outer coat, an over coat, a bodice, and an underskirt. The bodice was always laced up as tight as it would allow creating a streamline effect for the torso. During the Baroque and the Rococo period, taffeta and lace now became the primary use for clothing fabrics. The fashion icon of the time was Henrietta Maria. In figure 4, based on the portraits of herself, she was portrayed as a very elegant and poised woman of her time. The hair of this period started to come up into topknots with soft curls falling effortlessly around the sides of the ears. The sleeves stayed puffy and large. Some females would also adorn a sash across the shoulder and waist. This style of dress came in three separate pieces, the bodice, the overcoat, and the skirt. This was a time of simplicity in fashion. The ornate details didn’t show as much nor did the high collars carry forward through this time period. Again, in Figure 4, you can see the captured detail of the sheen, the texture of the fabric she was wearing and the softness of her curls. Jan Mytens does an…

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  • Victorian Era Dress History

    Those of the working class would be made at home or bought from a shop then altered themselves. Though a strange things was, that the quality of the the textile wasn 't as important as the quality of the make of the dress. These frilly, overdone dresses that kept up with the rest of the Victorian era, were made to be very tight and very, very uncomfortable. It even affected the way one sat, walked, and the very body language she used. the corset and bodice were the main culprits in this, as well…

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  • Margaret Haddix Research Paper

    Clothing in 1911 was a huge deal, and the more ruffles one had on one dress made one wealthy, but if one had none or very little one were considered poor. This goes to show how clothing symbolize who one were. Lots of ruffles equaled lots of money but little ruffles equal little money.In the book Uprising by Margaret Haddix, the clothing that everyone wore had a statement. Jane the rich girl had too many roughest account which meant she was quite rich but Yetta and Bella had no ruffles…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Sewing

    silks and soft velvet. I wanted Elizabeth’s dress to emulate this grandeur and expand my sewing skills a little, so I sketched a few dresses and decided on the one with a ruffled collar, puffed sleeves and a wide skirt. I started on the simplest part, the bodice. To mock the elongated, corseted torso of Elizabethan fashion, I sewed a triangular piece floral-patterned fabric against the plain, dark green fabric to draw the eye downwards and shrink the waist. Afterwards, I sewed snap buttons…

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  • Cooling Water Poem Analysis

    The comparison between a typical poem about a woman missing her lover and a poem about a lady ghoul or demon of some sort getting herself ready for a feast with her lover illuminates the powerful way the same signifiers of a woman in love can be wielded by skilled poets to create two equally strong but totally conflicting moods. Poem 212 describes young women playing in water and decorating themselves with nature to the delight of the poet. It starts with the image of a girl’s bodice that is…

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  • Lolita-Exist Analysis

    Lolita for example. It’s a stylized take on the turn of the Existing short booties. You can even pair big lace and tulle skirts Existing deco movement. The tendency for this look to reemerge time Existing movements past. The Art Deco period was a time that encapsulated Existing both new and old, modern and understated. Existing art deco style. Vintage is making a comeback. Artists and Existing art deco eras. If you ever peruse an art history book, Existing history book, you may recognize…

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  • The Symbols Of Fairytales In The Brothers Grimm Folk Tale

    The three drops of blood from the Queen’s finger at the start of snow white, the three poisoned objects from the Stepmother later. It is implied the Mother Queen’s wish for a child with three notable attributes, skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, hair as black a ebony, sealed with the three drops of a blood was a certain type of magic worked. Snow White’s profound beauty is depicted as practically magical in and of itself, no doubt from her mother’s work. The stepmother in turn, tries…

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  • Girl With A Pearl Earring Analysis

    The trickster is a perpetual reminder of flaws, and eventually incites a change in the main characters, unconsciously teaching them a valuable lesson that affects their personality for the rest of the story. Artists are tricksters because their works can influence their viewers allowing them to face their flaws, and come to terms with reality. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vermeer acted as a trickster in his style of painting and seeing things as they were. “I thought he would begin to paint…

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  • Fashion In The Elizabethan Era

    The clothes they wore was a statement to the whole world. Rich women in the Elizabethan Era wore big and puffy dresses that required a tight upper body and flowy bottom. One part of the dress stood out the most and that was the over the top collar called a ruff. The ruff started out with a simple ruff at the neck but over time developed into a more elaborate and massive ruff that framed the face. The ruffs became so colossal that it needed a wire framework for support. The silhouette was…

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  • Appearance Vs. Reality In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

    twists, specifically the original version of snow white. We have chosen to keep the plot, line and characters as similar to Macbeth as possible and incorporate elements of snow white like the iconic apple. We tried to emphasis the horror element of the play as well as the major themes in every scene. Costumes and Props Visons: our costume choices were made to intertwine Macbeth and snow white, and reflect the theme appearance vs reality when possible. Scene 1.1 witches: With this scene we…

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