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Rebel, Rebel: Anti-Style
     

Rebel, Rebel: Anti-Style

by Paul Gorman
 
Tracing the roots of rebel style to the music scene, this book explores how fashionable music and "anti-fashion" icons, like David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, and Gwen Stefani, have inspired fashion. Rebel style is all about wearing common or mundane items with a sense of creativity and irony. The classic leather jacket (think Brando or Joan Jett) remains a symbol of

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Tracing the roots of rebel style to the music scene, this book explores how fashionable music and "anti-fashion" icons, like David Bowie, the Sex Pistols, and Gwen Stefani, have inspired fashion. Rebel style is all about wearing common or mundane items with a sense of creativity and irony. The classic leather jacket (think Brando or Joan Jett) remains a symbol of "outsider-dom," while jeans have been reimagined as a style centerpiece by every generation. The skirt is constantly being reappraised, whether it’s mini, peasant, or frou-frou, to simultaneously celebrate and subvert images of femininity. Rebel, Rebel is the anti-style bible that will inspire the next generation of designers, fashionistas, and club kids alike.

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Inspiring styles from the innovative, rebellious world of music for everyone tired of fashion magazine dictates or bored by mainstream fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789318107
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Keanan Duffty is a British designer who won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in 2003. His celebrity clients include David Bowie, Avril Lavigne, and Sarah Jessica Parker. B. P. Fallon is a DJ based in New York City.

Paul Gorman
writes about fashion, design and music. He has published eight previous books including most recently The Look: Adventures in Rock & Pop Fashion and Reasons To Be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles. He co-authored Straight with Boy George which was a national bestseller in Britain. Over the last three decades he has also written for a wide variety of publications including GQ, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, Mojo, Radio Times, Screen International, Music Week and Heat. He is based in London.

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