Topic outline

  • Week 3: From Victoria to the Gilded Age - Changes in Feminine Silhouettes (1837-1900)

    10 May 2023

    Guiding questions: How did women adapt fashion styles to navigate societal expectations and cultural shifts in the nineteenth century? In what ways did Queen Victoria of England, Empress Eugénie of France, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, or Mary Todd Lincoln use orinfluence fashion in connection with power or politics? What role did colonialism and slavery have in the development of fashion?

    Primary reading(s): 

    (PDF) Matthew Storey and Lucy Worsley, “Queen Victoria: An Anatomy in Dress”, Costume 53:2 (2019), pp. 256-279.

    Kandidaattikeskus (Otakaari 1) U401