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Dressed - Claire Regnault

Fashionable Dress in Aotearoa New Zealand 1840 to 1910

This richly illustrated and lively social history explores the creation, consumption
and spectacle of fashionable dress in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1840 to the
early 1900s. Dressmakers were essential contributors to the development of
New Zealand, and as a colonial outpost of the British Empire, New Zealand’s 19th
century dress culture was heavily shaped by international trends. Interactions
with Māori, the demands of settler lifestyle and the country’s geography all added
another layer.
Dressed teems with the fascinating, busy lives of early businesswomen, society
women and civic figures. Featuring dresses and fashionable accessories from
museums throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and including over 300 images, this
major book makes a significant contribution to histories of colonial dress.

Claire Regnault is Senior Curator New Zealand Culture and History at Te Papa
and has worked as a curator in the art gallery and museum sector since 1994. Her
curatorial practice is eclectic in nature and she is particularly passionate about
New Zealand’s fashion history. 

ISBN: 978-0-9941460-6-9
FORMAT: Hardback
SIZE: 250 x 190 mm