Fashion in the Fairy Tale Tradition

What Cinderella Wore

  • Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
    Pages 47-89
  3. Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
    Pages 91-128
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    Pages 129-177
  5. Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
    Pages 225-272
  6. Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
    Pages 273-284
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-316

About this book


This book is a journey through the fairy-tale wardrobe, explaining how the mercurial nature of fashion has shaped and transformed the Western fairy-tale tradition. Many of fairy tale’s most iconic images are items of dress: the glass slippers, the red capes, the gowns shining like the sun, and the red shoes. The material cultures from which these items have been conjured reveal the histories of patronage, political intrigue, class privilege, and sexual politics behind the most famous fairy tales. The book not only reveals the sartorial truths behind Cinderella’s lost slippers, but reveals the networks of female power woven into fairy tale itself.


Class Gender Dress Clothing Grimm Perrault

Authors and affiliations

  • Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario
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  1. 1.School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and LinguisticsMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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