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Edith Wharton and the Making of Fashion
Katherine Joslin

University of New Hampshire Press



Contents

• Preface
• Acknowledgments
• Abbreviations
• Introduction: Remnant and Meaning –
“. . . the sweep and amplitude of the great artist’s stroke . . .”
Dressing Up – “. . . my newest Doucet dress . . . it was pretty . . .”
The Underside of Fashion – “. . . the utensils of their art . . .”
Philanthropy and Progress – “. . . thin shoulders in shapeless gingham . . .”
Desire in the Marketplace – “What you want is the home-made article.”
The Cut of a Gown – “Why not make one’s own fashions?”
Dressing for Middle Age – “—don’t try to make me look like a flapper.”
Democracy and Dress – “. . . ‘the American girl,’ the world’s highest achievement. . . .”
Conclusion: The Costume Side – “—the small rest!—will, I think, be interested in the ‘costume’ side . . .”
Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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