Fashion's World Cities
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Fashion's World Cities

by Christopher Breward
     
 

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New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo. This familiar list of cities conjures up the image of high fashion. This book examines the powerful relationship between metropolitan modernity and fashion culture. The authors look at the significance of certain key sites in fashion's world order and at transformations in the connections between key cities. The status of

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New York, Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo. This familiar list of cities conjures up the image of high fashion. This book examines the powerful relationship between metropolitan modernity and fashion culture. The authors look at the significance of certain key sites in fashion's world order and at transformations in the connections between key cities. The status of fashion capital has now become a goal for urban boosters and planners, part of the wider promotion of the "cultural economy" of major cities. In a rapidly changing global fashion system new centres like Shanghai are making claims to join the ranks of Fashion's World Cities,/i>. In chapters ranging from Los Angeles to Moscow and Dakar to Mumbai, Fashion's World Cities explores the relationship between major metropolises and the production, consumption and mythologizing of fashion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845204136
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Series:
Cultures of Consumption Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

David Gilbert is at Royal Holloway University, London. Christopher Breward is at Victoria Albert Museum, London.

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