Fashioning Alice: The Career of Lewis Carroll’s Icon, 1860-1901 (Bloomsbury Perspectives on Children’s Literature)
150 years after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was once first published, Lewis Carroll’s eponymous heroine has transform one of the vital familiar figures in the cultural landscape. The enduringly iconic figure of the Victorian child, Alice has inspired countless fashion designers, illustrators and stylists. The ‘Alice Look’ has been embraced the world over, by old and young alike, and by both the feted and the forgotten.
Fashioning Alice is the first book to chart the emergence of Alice as a style icon. Kiera Vaclavik traces the evolution of Alice’s visual identity in the nineteenth century and explores the myriad ways in which she was once dressed – at the page, at the stage, and in the house. The book also draws on historical sources to examine amateur performance and play not just in the United Kingdom but in the us, Japan and Australia. Illustrated all through, Fashioning Alice is a ground-breaking exploration of Alice’s visual career that offers a compelling case study of the intersections between fashion and fiction.
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