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Fashion: Decadent Stylings

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Fashion : Decadent Stylings. / Spooner, Catherine.

The Oxford Handbook of Decadence. ed. / Jane Desmarais; David Weir. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.

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Harvard

Spooner, C 2021, Fashion: Decadent Stylings. in J Desmarais & D Weir (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Decadence. Oxford University Press, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190066956.013.29

APA

Spooner, C. (2021). Fashion: Decadent Stylings. In J. Desmarais, & D. Weir (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Decadence Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190066956.013.29

Vancouver

Spooner C. Fashion: Decadent Stylings. In Desmarais J, Weir D, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Decadence. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2021 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190066956.013.29

Author

Spooner, Catherine. / Fashion : Decadent Stylings. The Oxford Handbook of Decadence. editor / Jane Desmarais ; David Weir. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.

Bibtex

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