Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity / Edition 1

Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity / Edition 1

by Elizabeth Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813533333

ISBN-13: 9780813533339

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's…  See more details below

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When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or subvert it. This brand new edition of her book follows recent developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the "boho chic" of the mid 90's, retro-dressing, and the meanings of dress from the veil to soccer player David Beckham's pink-varnished toenails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813533339
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Foreword
• Introduction
• The History of Fashion
• Explaining it Away
• The Fashion Industry
• Fashion and Eroticism
• Gender and Identity
• Fashion and City Life
• Fashion and Popular Culture
• Oppositional Dress
• Utopian Dress and Dress Reform
• Feminism and Fashion
• Changing Times/ Altered States
• References
• Biography
• Index

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