Paris Fashion

Paris Fashion

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Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859739733

Category: Art

Page: 327

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Paris Fashion

Paris Fashion

This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers.

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474269704

Category: Design

Page: 344

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Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated, deeply learned, and elegantly written, Valerie Steele's masterwork explores with brilliance and flair why Paris remains the capital of fashion.
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Paris Fashion

Paris Fashion

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Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000062167519

Category: Art

Page: 327

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Paris Capital of Fashion

Paris  Capital of Fashion

By opening the study of Paris fashion to new approaches, this book explains why Paris still retains its position as the world's undisputed fashion capital.

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350102958

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Paris, Capital of Fashion accompanies a major exhibition at The Museum at FIT, New York's only museum dedicated solely to the art of fashion. This lavishly-illustrated book is edited by MFIT's director and chief curator, Valerie Steele, also the author of the acclaimed Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. This new book opens with an important essay on how and why Paris became famous as the international “capital of fashion.” Steele traces how the mythic “aura” of Paris fashion was constructed over generations, as the splendour of the court at Versailles came to be echoed by the spectacle of the haute couture. Yet Paris has faced repeated challenges from other fashion capitals, especially London, Milan, and New York. Essays by Christopher Breward, David Gilbert, Grazia d'Annunzio, and Antonia Finnane place Paris within a broader global narrative, while Sophie Kurkdjian investigates the cultural value of the Parisian couture, and Agnès Rocomora explores the online imagery of the chic Parisienne. As The New Yorker recently put it, Paris is “the most glamorous and competitive of the world's fashion capitals.” No other city has been branded “Fashion” as Paris has. By opening the study of Paris fashion to new approaches, this book explains why Paris still retains its position as the world's undisputed fashion capital.
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Paris Fashion and World War Two

Paris Fashion and World War Two

It is widely accepted that French fashion was severely curtailed as a result, isolated from former foreign clients and deposed of its crown as global queen of fashion. This pioneering book offers a different story.

Author: Lou Taylor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350000285

Category: Design

Page: 360

View: 550

In 1939, fashion became an economic and symbolic sphere of great importance in France. Invasive textile legislation, rationing and threats from German and American couturiers were pushing the design and trade of Parisian style to its limits. It is widely accepted that French fashion was severely curtailed as a result, isolated from former foreign clients and deposed of its crown as global queen of fashion. This pioneering book offers a different story. Arguing that Paris retained its hold on the international haute couture industry right throughout WWII, eminent dress historians and curators come together to show that, amid political, economic and cultural traumas, Paris fashion remained very much alive under the Nazi occupation – and on an international level. Bringing exciting perspectives to challenge a familiar story and introducing new overseas trade links out of occupied France, this book takes us from the salons of renowned couturiers such as Edward Molyneux and Robert Piguet, French Vogue and Le Jardin des Modes and luxury Lyon silk factories, to Rio de Janeiro, Denmark and Switzerland, and the great American department stores of New York. Also comparing extravagant Paris occupation styles to austerity fashions of the UK and USA, parallel industrial and design developments highlight the unresolvable tension between luxury fashion and the everyday realities of wartime life. Showing that Paris strove to maintain world dominance as leader of couture through fashion journalism, photography and exported fashion forecasting, Paris Fashion and World War Two makes a significant contribution to the cultural history of fashion.
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A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history.

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780857851369

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events. The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations. In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.
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The Red Dress

The Red Dress

Written by renowned fashion authority Valerie Steele, this beautiful volume is a visual celebration of the red dress throughout fashion history.

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090142401

Category: Design

Page: 96

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Written by renowned fashion authority Valerie Steele, this beautiful volume is a visual celebration of the red dress throughout fashion history. It provides an informative, entertaining discussion of the power of red in our culture and in fashion, then showcases over eighty stunning dresses, from medieval attire to the latest looks on the catwalk. Uniquely designed page after page, The Red Dress presents these distinctive dresses in an elegant and varied blend of four-color photographs and illustrations by the world's foremost artists, fashion photographers, and illustrators. In addition to featuring the work of the world's top designers, it also includes paintings, lithographs, vintage advertisements, and magazine covers--all stellar examples of how the red dress has captured the popular imagination for centuries. Filled with vibrant imagery from all walks of fashion past and present, this definitive book is the first of its kind to pay tribute to the glamour, mystery, and dynamism of this style classic. Featuring the work of the world's finest fashion designers, photographers, and illustrators, this elegant volume celebrates the eternal magnificence of the seductive and sophisticated red dress throughout fashion history.
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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire

Valerie Steele, Paris Fashion: A Cultural History (New York: Berg, 1999), 3. 9.
Gavin Waddell, How Fashion Works: Couture, Ready-to-Wear, and Mass
Production (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), xi. Susan Hiner, Accessories to Modernity:
Fashion ...

Author: Denise Amy Baxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350114074

Category: History

Page: 288

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During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the production of dress shifted dramatically from being predominantly hand-crafted in small quantities to machine-manufactured in bulk. The increasing democratization of appearances made new fashions more widely available, but at the same time made the need to differentiate social rank seem more pressing. In this age of empire, the coding of class, gender and race was frequently negotiated through dress in complex ways, from fashionable dress which restricted or exaggerated the female body to liberating reform dress, from self-defining black dandies to the oppressions and resistances of slave dress. Richly illustrated with over 100 images and drawing on a plethora of visual, textual and object sources, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.
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A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Empire

Higonnet, “Real Fashion,” 144–5. Nina Kushner, Erotic Exchanges: The World of
Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University
Press, 2013), 67. Valerie Steele, The Corset: A Cultural History (New Haven, CT:
 ...

Author: Victoria E. Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350078307

Category: History

Page: 216

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Winner of the 2020 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference/Humanities The period 1800–1920 was one in which work processes were dramatically transformed by mechanization, factory system, the abolition of the guilds, the integration of national markets and expansion into overseas colonies. While some continued to work in trades that were similar to those of their parents and grandparents, increasing numbers of workers found their workplace and work processes changed, often in ways that were beyond their control. Workers employed a variety of means to protest these changes, from machine-breaking to strikes to migration. This period saw the rise of the labor union and the working-class political party. It was also a time during which ideas about work changed dramatically. Work came to be seen as a source of pride, progress and even liberation, and workers garnered increased interest from writers and artists. This volume explores the multi-faceted experience of workers during the Age of Empire. A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Empire presents an overview of the period with essays on economies, representations of work, workplaces, work cultures, technology, mobility, society, politics and leisure.
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The Berg Companion to Fashion

The Berg Companion to Fashion

A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even amongst those who may feel impervious. This volume is a one-stop reference to all aspects of fashion - its meaning, history and theory.

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781847885630

Category: Art

Page: 782

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Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even among those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion -- its meaning, history and theory. From avedon to codpiece, dandyism to the G-string, Japanese fashion to subcultures, trickle down to Zoot suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come. This volume contains over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles.
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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age

84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. solange Montagné-Villette, Le Sentier, un espace
ambigu (Paris: Masson, 1990). Lourdes Font, “Dior before Dior,” West 86th: A
Journal of Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture, 18, 1 (2011): 26
–49.

Author: Alexandra Palmer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350114067

Category: History

Page: 288

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Over the last century there has been a complete transformation of the fashion system. The unitary top-down fashion cycle has been replaced by the pulsations of multiple and simultaneous styles, while the speed of global production and circulation has become ever faster and more complex. Running in tandem, the development of artificial fibres has revolutionized the composition of clothing, and the increased focus on youth, sexuality, and the body has radically changed its design. From the 1920s flapper dress to debates over the burkini, fashion has continued to be deeply involved in society's larger issues. Drawing on a wealth of visual, textual and object sources and illustrated with 100 images, A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period.
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Paris New York

Paris New York

No two cities engaged in a more fertile conversation than Paris and New York.

Author: Donald Albrecht

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037105384

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A burst of creative energy in the fields of architecture, design, and fashion characterized the years between the two World Wars. Shaping new styles of buildings and furnishings, redefining contemporary dress, and giving visual form to avant-garde performing arts, architects and designers forged a still-influential modern aesthetic. The era's most creative figures rarely worked in isolation, preferring instead to participate in international dialogues that crossed national boundaries and linked capital cities in collaborative artistic enterprise. No two cities engaged in a more fertile conversation than Paris and New York. The interchange between them was never simple, however, comprising in equal measure admiration and envy, respect and rivalry, as artists and designers in each city interpreted and incorporated principles of Art Deco, Cubism, the International Style, Neo-Romanticism, and Surrealism into their own practices.
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Unveiling Fashion

Unveiling Fashion

Steele, Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. p. 17. 7. Paul Post, “La naissance du
costume masculin moderne au XIVe siècle” (paper presented at the Actes du 1er
Congrès international d'histoire du costume, Venise, 1952). 8. Antonia Finnane ...

Author: F. Godart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137000743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Proposing a comprehensive account of the global fashion industry this book aims to present fashion as a social and cultural fact. Drawing on six principles from the industry, Godart guides the reader through the economic, social and political arena of the world's most glamorous industry.
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Japanese Fashion Cultures

Japanese Fashion Cultures

Fashion: Critical and Primary Sources the Eighteenth Century, Oxford and New
York: Berg, 2009. Rose, C. Children's Clothes ... Steele, V. Paris Fashion: A
Cultural History, Oxford and New York: Berg, 2nd ed., 1998. Steele, V. Gothic:
Dark ...

Author: Masafumi Monden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472586728

Category: History

Page: 216

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From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This wide ranging and original study reveals the complex exchange of styles and what they represent in Japan and beyond, contesting common perceptions of gender in Japanese dress and the notion that non-western fashions simply imitate western styles. Through case studies focussing on fashion image consumption in style tribes such as Kamikaze Girls, Lolita, Edwardian, Ivy Style, Victorian, Romantic and Kawaii, this ground-breaking book investigates the complexities of dress and gender and demonstrates the flexible nature of contemporary fashion and style exchange in a global context. Japanese Fashion Cultures will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies and related fields.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Paris emerged as the prime centre of urban fashionability and the first of fashion's
world cities. The nearby court of the 'Sun ... 18 V. Steele, Paris Fashion: A
Cultural History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988). 19 D. Roche, The
Culture of ...

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199561216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 695

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.
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Hairstyles and Fashion

Hairstyles and Fashion

Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender? This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal.

Author: Emile Long

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859732224

Category: Design

Page: 204

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The way a society deals with hair speaks volumes about its structures, its wealth, and its values. How is hair arranged? Is it left long or cut short? How often is it washed? Do men and women treat their hair differently and what does this tell us about gender? This stimulating book contains articles written by the Paris hairstylist Emile Long between December 1910 and December 1920 for an English trade journal. Long's purpose in writing was to keep English coiffeurs informed about the goings-on in the world of fashion and hairdressing in France, and especially in Paris. In doing so he has provided us with a personal cultural history of the world's most fashionable city in a period that stretches from the end of the Belle Epoque, through the First World War, and into the opening year of the Roaring Twenties. His investigation of hairstyles and fashion inevitably leads him to a fascinating discussion of important historical issues: the 'true' nature of Woman; the genesis and democratization of fashion; and popular attitudes towards hygiene. With his engaging literary style Long invites us to think about consumer habits and technology, notions of fashion and cleanliness, and changing ideals of femininity and the social order.Students and scholars of history, fashion and French society will enjoy these rich and revealing accounts of what hair means to identity and culture.
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A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century

A Cultural History of Fashion in the Twentieth Century

Steele , V . ( 1988 ) , Paris Fashion , Oxford : Oxford University Press . - ( 1991 ) ,
Women of Fashion : Twentieth - Century Designers , New York : Rizzoli . - ( 1998
) , Paris Fashion : A Cultural History , Oxford : Berg . - ( 2000 ) , Fifty Years of ...

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015070697423

Category: Design

Page: 178

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Advertising Literature and Print Culture in Ireland 1891 1922

Advertising  Literature and Print Culture in Ireland  1891 1922

Steele, Valerie, Paris Fashion:A Cultural History,rev.ed. (Oxford: Berg, 1998).
Strachan, John, Advertising and Satirical Culture in theRomantic Period (
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007). Summers,Leigh, Bound
toPlease: A ...

Author: J. Strachan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137271242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This is the first study of the cultural meanings of advertising in the Irish Revival period. John Strachan and Claire Nally shed new light on advanced nationalism in Ireland before and immediately after the Easter Rising of 1916, while also addressing how the wider politics of Ireland, from the Irish Parliamentary Party to anti-Home Rule unionism, resonated through contemporary advertising copy. The book examines the manner in which some of the key authors of the Revival, notably Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats, reacted to advertising and to the consumer culture around them. Illustrated with over 60 fascinating contemporary advertising images, this book addresses a diverse and intriguing range of Irish advertising: the pages of An Claidheamh Soluis under Patrick Pearse's editorship, the selling of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the advertising columns of The Lady of the House, the marketing of the sports of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the use of Irish Party politicians in First World War recruitment campaigns, the commemorative paraphernalia surrounding the centenary of the 1798 United Irishmen uprising, and the relationship of Murphy's stout with the British military, Sinn Féin and the Irish Free State.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion

The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion

And what direction will French fashion take without Saint Laurent, Miyake and Kenzo? This is the first in-depth study of the Japanese revolution in Paris fashion and raises provocative questions for the future of the industry.

Author: Yuniya Kawamura

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119429053

Category: Design

Page: 198

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Paris is renowned as the greatest fashion capital in the world. It has a rigid and tightly controlled system that non-western designers have difficulty penetrating. Yet a number of the most influential Japanese designers have broken into this scene and made a major impact. How? Kawamura shows how French fashion has been both disturbed and strengthened by the addition of "outside" forces such as Kenzo Takada, Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, and Hanae Mori. She considers many other key questions the fashion industry should be asking itself. Does the system facilitate or inhibit creativity? Has it become preoccupied with the commercial projection of "product images" rather than with the clothing itself? And what direction will French fashion take without Saint Laurent, Miyake and Kenzo? This is the first in-depth study of the Japanese revolution in Paris fashion and raises provocative questions for the future of the industry.
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Bags

Bags

The ultimate status symbol, bags also speak volumes about our approach to style. This gorgeous book presents the best of contemporary design from the world’s leading firms.

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher:

ISBN: 1902686500

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 447

Whether it’s the tiny hand-held jewel that holds only a lipstick or the trendy Prada backpack, handbags are our most essential accessory. The ultimate status symbol, bags also speak volumes about our approach to style. This gorgeous book presents the best of contemporary design from the world’s leading firms. Ranging from the status bags of Gucci and Hermès to the exquisite beaded purses of Jamin Puech and Nathalie Hambro, and laden with color photos and sketches, Bags: A Lexicon of Style is a must for fashion lovers and those with a sense of bags as art. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Among her books are The Corset: A Cultural History, Paris Fashion, Fetish, and Fifty Years of Fashion. Laird Borrelli, a fashion historian, also works at The Museum at F.I.T.
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