Fashion, Dress and Interior Spaces

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Volume 10: Global Perspectives, 2010, 1, pp. 218 - 225
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There are fashions not just in dress but in all aspectsf life, from the time and manner of taking meals to the ways in which people sit. Clothes arc animated by bodies moving in space, through gesture and deportment, and attitudes toward work and leisure that have changed dramatically across cultures and time. The dressed body occupies space in coded ways that are leamed through socialization and that are also subject to fashion and cultural convention. Cloth, the basis of most fashion, was also generally the most expensive outlay in a European interior before the mid~eightcenth century.
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