Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France
288 pages | 6 x 9 | 30 illus.
Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4259-1 | $47.50 | £31.00
Examining fashion accessories in both novels and fashion discourses, Susan Hiner reframes the feminine accessory as a signifier of modernity and makes an important claim about the "accessory" status of women in nineteenth-century France: as both commodities and consumers, women were in fact "accessories to modernity."
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