Decorated Men: Fashioning the French Soldier, 1852-1914

TitleDecorated Men: Fashioning the French Soldier, 1852-1914
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsDavid, Alison Matthews
JournalFashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture
Pagination3 - 37
Date Published03/2003

The article presents a discussion about fashioning of solider in France from 1852 to 1914. It was noted that color and gender have a tight relationship wherein using bright hues and ornaments symbolize feminine or primitive taste. Cavalry officers of the Second Empire in the country were the reflection of elegance and glamour in the military. The Second Empire was the time when Paris hosted military pageants that showcased fashioned military uniforms. Several images showing fashionable military uniforms in France are presented.

Short TitleDecorated Men
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