Dressed in daydreams. Women and the evocation of distant times and places through historicist and orientalist interior gowns, ca. 1870s-1920s

Klederdracht om in weg te dromen. De evocatie van verre tijden en oorden doorheen historiserende en oriëntalistische huiskleding voor dames, ca. 1870s-1920s
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2023 - 2023 (ongoing)
Department of Art, music and theatre sciences



During the late nineteenth century, kimonos were favoured dressing gowns and many tea-gowns contained elements inspired by Antiquity, the Middle Ages or the eighteenth century. Paradoxically, these female garments evoking distant times and places were bound to the home. Through an object-based study of clothing and an analysis of written clothing, this research examines the link between interior gowns, wearer, domestic interior and the ‘Other’.



Phd Student(s)