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1. Explore the effects of politics and political conflict on dress during the French Revolution. For example, how was clothing used to directly express political positions? How did clothing express political positions indirectly during the war?2. Compare and contrast men’s clothing styles of the Empire Period with those of the18thcentury. What major changes in men’s dress occurred at this time? 3. In chapter 1, the term cultural authentication is defined as the process whereby elements of dress in one culture are incorporated into the dress of another. What items of European dress were embraced by Native Hawaiians, and how were they
transformed? What items of Native American dress were embraced by Europeans, and how were they transformed? Now define the term cultural authentication in your own words. Native Hawaiians embraced the holoku, which was a full length loose fitting dress with a high neck and long sleeves. Native Americans traded for beads and ribbons and then used them in their traditional dressCultural authentication could be learning how groups of people dress and seehow certain elements specific to that culture could improve the dress of their own culture whether that be for utilitarian purposes or fashion purposes. 4. How were specific fashionable dress and accessory items made possible by international trade? Identify some specific items and explain their origins. 5. How did women’s dress silhouettes change during the Empire Period? What impact did these changes have on underclothing and accessories?6. How and when did boys’ clothing differ from girls’ clothing? How and at what stage of children’s development did their clothing differ from that of adults? Describe these differences and explain why they mattered. Boys and girls clothing was the same until about age 5, when instead of just wearing skirts, boys would begin to wear trousers under their skirts. Boys and girls dressed differently than adults until age 12 or puberty, then their dress mimicked that of adults. They were then becoming just like their elders.