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Fairy Tale Fashion
Author: Colleen Hill

ISBN: 9780300218022
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 17 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.8 x 23.8 x 2.7
Description:
A conceptually innovative and visually stunning investigation of the interconnected worlds of high fashion and fairy tales.

Dress plays a crucial role in fairy tales, signaling the status, wealth, or vanity of particular characters, and symbolizing their transformation. While fairy tales often provide little information beyond what is necessary to a plot, clothing and accessories are often vividly described, enhancing the sense of wonder integral to the genre. Cinderella's glass slipper is perhaps the most famous example, but it is one of many enchanted or emblematic pieces of dress that populate these tales.

This is the first book to examine the history, significance, and imagery of classic fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. A comprehensive introduction to the topic of fairy tales and dress is followed by a series of short essays on thirteen stories: "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Fairies," "Sleeping Beauty," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," "Furrypelts," "The Little Mermaid," "The Snow Queen,

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