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This website is devoted to the creative exhibition of fashion in global history, from antiquity through the global revolutions of the eighteenth century. We explore how historical fashion has allowed people to accept, reject, or manipulate the world around them. Topics in this exhibit include the historic demand for luxury (particularly goods that could be worn, displayed, or consumed), fashion in the socio-political imagination, fashionable fantasy and knowledge, and the way dress and ornamentation were used as expressions of rebellion, community, religious authority, and social change. These concepts also rightly intersect with larger historiographic concepts such as empire, colonialism, and globalization.