Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: Costume database
- 'Costume' is to me theatre, movie, fancy. Designers do not work with
'costumes' unless they are in theatre or movie or television or
dance. I am dress historian and I deal with fashion. I would say the
definition of what is a 'costume' has changed over the time.
I have a Master of Arts in Textiles & Dress.
Bo Persson, M.A.
Independent Fashion Consultant & Researcher
Skype name: bossep64
7 okt 2008 kl. 16.19 skrev Kate Murphy:
> They are not using the term "costume" to mean theatrical costume.
> The first definition listed in the Webster's New World Dictionary
> for "costume" is:
> "The style of dress, including accessories, typical of a certain
> country, period, profession, etc."
> I believe the usage you (or your husband) may be thinking of is the
> second definition listed:
> "A set of clothes in such a style as worn in a play or at a
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "catslave54"
> <zimmermanel@...> wrote:
> > My husband wants to know why they call it a costume database and
> not a
> > clothing database. I didn't have a good response. If it is old,
> it's a
> > costume?? If it's new, it's clothing?? Who decides this, anyway?