Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

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Anglomania, the craze for all things English, gripped Europe during the mid-to-late 18th century. As perceived by Anglophiles such as Voltaire and Montesquieu, England was a land of reason, freedom, and tolerance, a place where the Enlightenment found its greatest expression. What began as an intellectual phenomenon, however, became and has remained a matter of style. Through the lens of fashion, "AngloMania" examines aspects of English culture, such as class, sport, royalty, pageantry, eccentricity, the gentleman, and the ...

Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion 2006, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300117851

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