Universal Exhibition Paris 1900: Celebration of modernity, women and fashion

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Abstract

The Universal Exhibitions are a symbol of breaking borders, universal stages celebrating modernity. With this article we intend to promote a cultural approach to 1900 Paris Expo, the last of a century which has incorporated the concept of modernity, progress and revolution, simultaneously celebrating and fostering a future forecasted bright and full of transformations. We want to especially highlight the emergence of a new woman and fashion in the context of universal celebrations to find the relevant role of women’s palace and the fabrics Palace within the precincts of the exposure.
Therefore, we intend to emphasise the emergence of the new woman for the 20th-century and also out of fashion within the context of this kind of universal exhibitions. All of it on the eve of the new century when, more than ever, modernity and borders were at the heart of the controversy with the death of Queen Victoria, the fall of the Austro Hungarian Empire and World War I.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernity, Frontiers and Revolutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages423-428
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780429399831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018) - S. Miguel, Açores, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20186 Oct 2018

Publication series

NamePHI
PublisherCRC PRESS

Other

Other4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018)
CountryPortugal
CityS. Miguel, Açores
Period3/10/186/10/18

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    Pereira Neto, M. J. (2018). Universal Exhibition Paris 1900: Celebration of modernity, women and fashion. In M. D. R. Monteiro, M. S. M. Kong, & M. J. P. Neto (Eds.), Modernity, Frontiers and Revolutions: Proceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (pp. 423-428). (PHI). London : CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429399831