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Fashion cultures : theories, explorations, and analysis /

Contributor(s): Publication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.Description: xv, 399 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 0415206863
  • 9780415206860
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Contents:
Part 1: Shopping, spaces and selling. Urban outfitting: the city and the spaces of fashion culture / David Gilbert -- Fashioning new forms of consumption: the case of Paul Smith / Louise Crewe and Alison Goodrum -- Be our brand: fashion and personalization on the web / Sarah Berry -- Visual seduction and perverse compliance: reviewing food fantasies, large appetites and grotesque bodies / Lorraine Gamman -- "No one expects me anywhere": invisible women, ageing and the fashion industry / Pamela Church Gibson.
Part 2: Catwalk and after. Yesterday's emblems and tomorrow's commondities: the return of the repressed in fashion imagery today / Caroline Evans -- Catwalk politics / Nathalie Khan -- On the move: fashion photography and the single girl in the 1960s / Hilary Radner -- Escaping to reality: fashion photography in the 1990s / Elliott Smedley.
Part 3: Images, icons and impulses. On wearing the film: Madam Satan (1930) / Jane M. Gaines -- Bombay ishtyle / Rachel Dwyer -- Making up the truth: on lies, lipstick and Friedrich Nietzsche / Catherine Constable -- Cary Grant / Edward Buscombe -- Grace Kelly / Stella Bruzzi -- Undressing the Latin lover: Marcello Mastroianni, fashion and La dolce vita / Jacqueline Reich -- The dandy laid bare: embodying practices and fashion for men / Christopher Breward -- Darcy's escape: an icon in the making / Sarah Cardwell -- Gwyneth Paltrow / Sarah Gilligan.
Part 4: Spectacle and subculture. Fashion as a culture industry / Angela McRobbie -- Rock, fashion and performativity / Noel McLaughlin -- The Italian job: football, fashion and that sarong / Stella Bruzzi -- "My man, let me pull your coat to something": Malcolm X / Carol Tulloch -- Performing masculinities: dandyism and male fashion in 1960s-70s British cinema / Moya Luckett.
Part 5: Modes and methodologies. Flash trash: Gianni Versace and the theory and practice of glamour / Réka C.V. Buckley and Stephen Gundle -- Redressing the balance: patriarchy, postmodernism and feminism / Pamela Church Gibson -- "I know nothing about fashion: there's no point in interviewing me": the use and value of oral history to the fashion hstorian / Clare Lomas -- Museums as fashion media / Fiona Anderson.
Summary: "From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the "unfashionable body" (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part 1: Shopping, spaces and selling. Urban outfitting: the city and the spaces of fashion culture / David Gilbert -- Fashioning new forms of consumption: the case of Paul Smith / Louise Crewe and Alison Goodrum -- Be our brand: fashion and personalization on the web / Sarah Berry -- Visual seduction and perverse compliance: reviewing food fantasies, large appetites and grotesque bodies / Lorraine Gamman -- "No one expects me anywhere": invisible women, ageing and the fashion industry / Pamela Church Gibson.

Part 2: Catwalk and after. Yesterday's emblems and tomorrow's commondities: the return of the repressed in fashion imagery today / Caroline Evans -- Catwalk politics / Nathalie Khan -- On the move: fashion photography and the single girl in the 1960s / Hilary Radner -- Escaping to reality: fashion photography in the 1990s / Elliott Smedley.

Part 3: Images, icons and impulses. On wearing the film: Madam Satan (1930) / Jane M. Gaines -- Bombay ishtyle / Rachel Dwyer -- Making up the truth: on lies, lipstick and Friedrich Nietzsche / Catherine Constable -- Cary Grant / Edward Buscombe -- Grace Kelly / Stella Bruzzi -- Undressing the Latin lover: Marcello Mastroianni, fashion and La dolce vita / Jacqueline Reich -- The dandy laid bare: embodying practices and fashion for men / Christopher Breward -- Darcy's escape: an icon in the making / Sarah Cardwell -- Gwyneth Paltrow / Sarah Gilligan.

Part 4: Spectacle and subculture. Fashion as a culture industry / Angela McRobbie -- Rock, fashion and performativity / Noel McLaughlin -- The Italian job: football, fashion and that sarong / Stella Bruzzi -- "My man, let me pull your coat to something": Malcolm X / Carol Tulloch -- Performing masculinities: dandyism and male fashion in 1960s-70s British cinema / Moya Luckett.

Part 5: Modes and methodologies. Flash trash: Gianni Versace and the theory and practice of glamour / Réka C.V. Buckley and Stephen Gundle -- Redressing the balance: patriarchy, postmodernism and feminism / Pamela Church Gibson -- "I know nothing about fashion: there's no point in interviewing me": the use and value of oral history to the fashion hstorian / Clare Lomas -- Museums as fashion media / Fiona Anderson.

"From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the "unfashionable body" (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism."

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