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Fashion By Christopher Breward (Professor in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion)

Summary

This lively survey of 150 years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street. From Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Breward explores fashion as a cultural phenomenon. Topics include fashion in film, the world of Vogue and advertising, and the use of fashion to create identity from the Flapper to the New Look, and Dandy to Punk.

Fashion Summary

Fashion by Christopher Breward (Professor in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion)

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.

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"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




"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


About Christopher Breward (Professor in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion)

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 historical consultant for channel 4 and BBC programmes such as The Victorian House, Head to Toe, and Behind the Seams.

Table of Contents

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

Additional information

GOR001269469
9780192840301
0192840304
Fashion by Christopher Breward (Professor in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-01-01
272
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