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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. Fairy tales often provide little information beyond what is necessary to a plot- but clothing and accessories are frequently vividly described- enhancing the sense of wonder integral to the genre. Cinderellas 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- The Swan Maidens- Alices Adventures in Wonderland- and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.Generously illustrated- these stories are creatively and imaginatively linked to examples of clothing by Comme des Garc-ons- Dolce and Gabbana- Charles James- and Alexander McQueen- among many others.... Please click here to ask a question
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