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- DescriptionThe idea of the house dress is closely related to the concept of housework and domesticity. At the same time, it is distinguished by t being a uniform, thanks in particular to the decorations of the fabric. Starting in the late 1940s, a whole series of movies contributed to its image through a gallery of remarkable female characters, the latest of which is Pedro Almodovar's film Volver, with a female lead who is equipped with a wardrobe full of beautifully ornamented house dresses. After taking into account its distinctive and expressive features, author Elda Danese traces the circumstances that led to the success and the worldwide use of the house dress over a period spanning from the 1920s to the present.
- Author BiographyElda Danese teaches at the graduate course in fashion design at the IUAV University in Venice. She is interested in contemporary visual cultures, in fashion and fabric production. Danese cooperated with the -Centre for the study on fabric and custom- of Venetian Municipal Museums and published essays on contemporary textile and fashion.
- Author(s)Elda Danese
- Date of Publication25/09/2008
- SubjectPopular Culture & Media: General Interest
- Place of PublicationMilan
- Country of PublicationItaly
- Content Note200 colour and black and white
- Weight402 g
- Width161 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine13 mm
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