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Garb: A Reader on Fashion and Culture investigates the complexity of postmodern attitudes toward dress, fashion, identity and culture through a broad range of perspectives and theoretical approaches. Diverse essays show the richness of the field, as authors from various disciplines explore the significance of fashion and fashion visual culture in the contemporary world. Four hours of filmed interviews accompany the reader and include personal stories from emerging designers and seasoned professionals.

GARB essays and interviews address contemporary topics such as: Gender, Identity, Consumption, Style and Visual Culture. Includes essays from professionals or academics in Art History, Literature, Fashion Illustration, Folklore, English and more. Offers a broad range of perspectives that encourage readers to think beyond their specific fields and reflect on the relationship between dress, fashion, identity and culture. Four hours of filmed interviews support the essays and include conversations withemerging designers and seasoned professionals. Includes provocative insights into the field as designers comment on the future of fashion, the increasing globalization of the industry, and the price that many are willing to pay to maintain their artistic independence. Provides a forum for sharing complex personal histories and ideas and offers readers career-advice and real-world experiences from those working in the field.

Professionals and those new to the fashion industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131119109
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/24/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction   Parme Giuntini   Kathryn Hagen     xiii
Mainstreaming     3
Mainstreaming   Parme Giuntini   Kathryn Hagen     5
Skirting the Issue, or "Why Won't You Show Your Pretty Legs Anymore?"   Frauke von der Horst     13
The Outmoded, the Reactionary, and the Revival of the Suit   Kenneth Berger     25
Uniformly So   Parme Giuntini     33
School Uniforms: Creating the Good Citizen   Joann Byce     37
Interview with Samuel Hoi   Kathryn Hagen   Parme Giuntini     45
Interview with Rosemary Brantley   Kathryn Hagen   Parme Giuntini     51
Out of the Box     57
Outside the Fashion Box   Kathryn Hagen     59
Betwixt and Between: A Landscape of Female Childhood   Parme Giuntini     67
My Jeans, Myself, and I   Randall Lavender     81
Reflections/Recollections on Black and the Leather Jacket   Michael Wright     95
Irony and Ambivalence: Postmodernist Issues in the Fashion World   Kathryn Hagen     101
The White Shirt [deconstructed]   Kathryn Hagen     111
Ironic Bodies andTattooed Jews   Heather R. Joseph-Witham     125
Who Am I? Who Are You? Inflected Dress in Syria   Ann Steinsapir     141
Toward a Seamless Identity: Frum Fashion and the Experience of American Jewish Women   Kerri Steinberg     147
My Bangles   Marsha Hopkins     157
Fashion Matters: Reweaving an Asian Cultural Identity   Debra Ballard     159
Cyberfashion   Kathryn Hagen   Parme Giuntini     165
Fashion and Visual Culture     177
Fashion and Visual Culture   Parme Giuntini     179
Interview with Bob Mackie   Kathryn Hagen     187
Garb: Through the Artist's Eyes     198
Jeffrey O'Connell
Soo Kim and Ginny Cook     203
Jane Goren     219
Jon Swihart
Robert Williams: Lowbrow Artist     211
Joan Takayama-Ogawa, Ceramic Artist     213
Jacci Den Harlog     215
Sara Streeter, Guerilla Perfomance Artist     219
Isabel Toledo, Fashion Designer     221
Interview with Dave Hickey   Parme Giuntini   Kathryn Hagen     225
When Less Is More     233
When Less Is More   Parme Giuntini      235
The Semiotics of the Itsy Bitsy Bikini   Marlena Donohue     243
The Speedo: A Few Brief Points   Parme Giuntini     259
Peggy Moffitt's Bare Breasts   Kathryn Hagen     265
The Corset Revival After World War II: From Submission to Empowerment?   David Kunzle     271
Sex, Lies, and Lingerie: Betty Friedan and the Bullet Bra   Kathryn Hagen     305
Panty Lines   Sheldon Forbes     319
The Light Fantastic   Paul Vangelisti     327
Feminine Icons     329
Iconically Yours   Parme Giuntini     331
Prom Dreams/Prom Dresses   Parme Giuntini     337
Red, White, and Breastplates: Clothing a Superhero   Miranda Banks     345
What to Wear When Falling: A Girls' Guide to Fashions of Failure or How to Lose Success and Gain a Man   Jeanne Willette     353
Here Comes the Bride   Parme Giuntini     365
"Till Death Do Us Part"-or...   Patricia Stiles     371
Ending it...   Parme Giuntini   Kathryn Hagen     379
Selected Bibliography     382
Index     387
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