DRESS, CLASS, GENDER 

Sources of the Data

Handbook on Dress and Cloak Cutting

1884

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

 

Superlative System of Cutting Ladies clothes

1898

Bust: 36

Waist: 24

 

Weinberg's Cloak, Suit and Cape Cutter

1900

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

Hips: 42.5

The Delineator, September 1902

1902

Bust: 36

Waist: 26

Hips: 42.5

Carlstrom's proportions of the human form

1905

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

Hips: 41

Eaton's Spring-Summer

1905

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

 

Standard Work on Cutting

1908

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

Hips: 41

Eatons Fall-Winter Catalog

1909

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

 

Glicksteins System

1910

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

Hips: 43

 

PracticalDesigner

1911

Bust: 36

Waist: 23.5

Hips: 41

American Garment Cutter

1913

Bust: 36

Waist: 25

Hips: 42

 

Eatons Spring & Summer Catalog

1917

Bust: 36

Waist: 26

Hips: 39

 THEN + NOW - BEAUTY STANDARDS 

 GLOBAL CONTEXT  

 LIBERATION ART 

 FETISH + FANTASY 

...I finish tuning the pipes
face the floral mirror
thinly dressed
crimson silken shift
translucent
over icelike flesh
lustrous
in snowpale cream
glistening scented oils
and laugh
to my sweet friend
tonight
you are within
my silken curtains
your pillow, your mat
will grow cold.

 

-- Li Qingzhao

 COLONIALISM, EMPIRIALISM, ANTI-BLACKNESS