Gender and presentation studies are the frontier of current historical science. This book, from these two perspectives, thoroughly analyzes the interactive mechanism among fashion culture, political events and social changes based on investigation into the female garments in France during the French Revolution. Focusing on empirical graphic materials, the author picks useful materials out of over 20,000 graphics to impress readers directly. Meanwhile, she explores the politic and cultural changes behind garment material and design changes using the theories of Simmel, Bourdieu and other famous sociologists.
Xiaoyan Tang, PhD in History of Peking University works at Department of History, Zhejiang University, focusing on French female history and French history in the 18th century.