Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France

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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."

Accessories to Modernity: Fashion and the Feminine in Nineteenth-Century France 2010, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812242591

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