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April 2003



Following 150 years of fashion, Christopher Breward offers a catholic view of this colorful and flamboyant universe, describing its trends, products, and inhabitants. From Haute Couture, High Street, and developing fabric technology to such stars of the fashion heavens as Coco Chanel, Giorgio
Armani, and Alexander McQueen, Breward explores territories far beyond style and function. He sees more than just an industry, giving voice to the larger cultural phenomenon fashion has become.
Breward's discerning view captures the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising; the relationship between fashion and film, and fashion as a business; and goes beyond the surface to consider individual interaction with fashion. How have ideas about hygiene and comfort influenced the direction of
style? How does dress create identity and status? Framing details of dandies, flappers, and punks within a clear overview of their respective periods, Breward takes a second look and casts everyday wear in a much different light.
In addition to all the glitz and glamour, the book includes suggestions for further reading, a timeline marking important events in fashion, and a list of relevant museums and galleries. In all, it is the most valuable, accessible, and modern text on fashion today.


Introduction ;
2. Making Clothes ;
3. Innovating Change ;
5. Fashion on the Page ;
6. Fashion and Film ;
7. Shopping for Style ;
9. Fashion Capitals ;
10. Fashion and Identity ; Further Reading ; Timeline ; Museums and Galleries


Christopher Breward is Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies at the London College of Fashion (London Institute). In 1995, he published the first academic textbook on fashion, The Culture of Fashion, which was very well received. He has curated various exhibitions, including 2004's Capital Fashion for the Museum of London, has made appearances on radio 3 and 4 on Today, and Woman's Hour, and has acted as a historicalconsultant for channel 4 and BBC programmes such as The Victorian House, Head to Toe, and Behind the Seams.


"Christopher Breward is one of the most respected fashion scholars working today. This latest book provides an excellent introduction to the world of modern fashion."--Valerie Steele, chief curator and acting director, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
EAN: 9780192840301
ISBN: 0192840304
Untertitel: 'Oxford History of Art'. numerous full colour and halftone illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2003
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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