The story of the shrinking bathing suit and the evolution of the black singlet are only two of the subjects in this engaging book on the role of clothes in our history. Fourteen historians,museum curators and researchers write about the way clothes reveal and identify,embody tradition and memory. Richly illustrated with fashion photographs,advertisements and cartoons. First published November 2007.
"A significant and diverse collection of essays reflecting recent and ongoing research by academics and museum curators on aspects of New Zealand dress history." --"New Zealand Journal of History"
BRONWYN LABRUM is senior lecturer in the School of Visual and Material Culture at Massey University, Wellington. FIONA MCKERGOW was social history curator at The Science Centre and Manawatu Museum and now cares full-time for her two small children. STEPHANIE GIBSON is a history curator at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.