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EDITOR'S CHOICE

At what point did it begin to matter what you wore? Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people’s attitudes to clothes and their appearance.

Richard Weight reassesses Quentin Bell’s 1951 article on the morality of fashion, which anticipated the enormous social and stylistic changes of the 1960s.

Volume: 63 Issue: 5 2013

The make-up master died on August 30th, 1938.

Volume: 63 Issue: 8 2013

As the arbiter of taste to high society, Beau Brummell became a friend of the Prince Regent. It wouldn’t last. By Nicholas Storey.

Volume: 63 Issue: 7 2013

At what point did it begin to matter what you wore? Ulinka Rublack looks at why the Renaissance was a turning point in people’s attitudes to clothes and their appearance.

Volume: 61 Issue: 1 2011

In recent years British models have reappeared on the catwalk wearing real fur, though it is unlikely to ever regain the mass appeal it once had. Carol Dyhouse looks back to a time when female glamour was defined by a mink coat.

Volume: 61 Issue: 11 2011

Puritan souls may hide a cavalier approach to clothes, according to Patrick Little as he explores fashion at the court of Oliver Cromwell.

Volume: 58 Issue 9 2008

John Styles considers whether the fashion for wearing pocket-watches flourished among working men in the eighteenth century because it was stylish, because they needed to know the time accurately, or for some other reason.

Volume: 58 Issue: 1 2008

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Mary Harlow introduce a major conference on clothing in ancient Greece and Rome.

Volume: 52 Issue: 1 2001

Lois Banner looks at coded messages of gender, sexuality and domination that preceded baggy trousers.

Issue: 22 1995

Philip Mansel on the dress codes of the English Court.

Volume: 34 Issue: 10 1984

Scents; cosmetics; essences: D.C.S. Wiltshire finds that enormous variety for the unguents were produced in fashionable Roman world.

Volume: 29 Issue: 5 1979

During the 1770s there emerged a new type of fashionable fellow: the Macaroni, whose style was frequently and easily lampooned by cartoonists and the media.

Volume: 28 Issue: 7 1978

Christina Walkley reflects on the crinoline: a controversial style of skirt that became a short-lived fashion phenomenon.

Volume: 25 Issue: 10 1975

In the Elizabethan Age feminine extravagance was often satirised by English dramatists and poets. During the seventeenth century, writes Brenda Gourgey, it rose to even more fantastic heights.

Volume: 16 Issue: 10 1966

Stella Mary Pearce uses the example of the Renaissance to reflect on the links between interesting times and their fashions.

Volume: 2 Issue: 6 1952

Quentin Bell unveils deeper meanings from the ever-evolving history of fashion and fancy dress.

1951 Volume: 1 Issue: 7

Quentin Bell looks at the revolutions at work within fashion over the years, rational and otherwise.

1951 Volume: 1 Issue: 3

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