Leçon de Mode N°28 : The culture of the insignificant - A new history of fashion through the study of labels


Can we write a new fashion history using labels, those itchy bits of fabric ?

In this Leçon de Mode, Salomé Dudemaine and Julien Sanders explore their new approach to the history of fashion houses, focusing on the study of different types of clothing labels. By analysing a small piece of fabric hidden in the lining of a garment, the commercial and industrial history of fashion can be traced. Revealing the evolutions of the fashion system and the development of a real industry at the turn of the 20th Century

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