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Fashion
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FASHION

PAPERBACK BY BREWARD, CHRISTOPHER (PROFESSOR IN CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL STUDIES, LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION)

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ISBN
9780192840301
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
272 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
24 APR 2003

DESCRIPTION

This lively survey of 150 years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, and developing fabric technology from silk to fleece. From Coco Chanel to Armani and Alexander McQueen, Breward explores fashion as a cultural phenomenon. Breward examines 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 our interaction with fashion. How have our ideas about hygiene and comfort influenced the direction of style? How does our dress create our identity and status? Details of dandies, flappers, and punks are contained within a clear overview of the period which will make you look at your clothes in a different light.

CONTENTS

1. THE RISE OF THE DESIGNER; 4. DISSEMINATING DESIRE; 8. STYLE AND MODERNITY