Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut

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From the color of a politician's tie, to exorbitantly costly haircuts, to the size of an American flag pin adorning a lapel, it's no secret that style has political meaning. And there was no time in history when the politics of fashion was more fraught than during the French Revolution. In the 1790s almost any article of clothing could be scrutinized for evidence of one's political affiliation. A waistcoat with seventeen buttons, for example, could be a sign of counterrevolution - a reference to Louis XVII - and earn its ...

Dandyism in the Age of Revolution: The Art of the Cut 2015, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226187259

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