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A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
     

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion

by Holly Brubach
 
The clothes and accessories we wear and see every day are more than just topics for the fashion literati: they provide rich clues to our personal identity and popular culture. This collection of 28 incisive essays by noted critic and 'fashion anthropologist' Holly Brubach looks at clothing and the fashion industry as barometers of cultural and aesthetic change. In

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The clothes and accessories we wear and see every day are more than just topics for the fashion literati: they provide rich clues to our personal identity and popular culture. This collection of 28 incisive essays by noted critic and 'fashion anthropologist' Holly Brubach looks at clothing and the fashion industry as barometers of cultural and aesthetic change. In essays published over the past two decades in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker and the Atlantic, Brubach reflects on a wide range of subjects, from famous designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Gianni Versace to designer eyeglasses, from the timeless elegance of a Chanel suit to the decline of elegance in the 1990s, and from formal French style to the advent of casual athletic clothing as a fashion uniform. Brubach's witty commentaries weave connections between fashion and the larger world around us, making this an essential book for fashion insiders as well as anyone interested in popular culture and style.

Editorial Reviews

Cruz
In a business not exactly knows for substance, several veteran fashion journalists have attempted to make sense of the frenzied froth. The most charming of these is Holly Brubach's A Dedicated Follower of Fashion, a collection of insightful essays by the former New York Times Magazine style editor. Dedicated's strongest assett is Brubach's ability to express her love for fashion without hesitating to call the industry on it's foibles.

Entertainment Weekly

Linda Yablonsky
In her two decades a sone of the rag trade's sharpest critics—she's since become creative director for Prada's sport and home collections—Ms. Brubach managed to serve as one of its cheif apologists as well, viewing both Fashion ("the official version") and fashion ("what people wear") with a mix of affection and chagrin...if it's the bright, witty commentary on the life of style you want, pick Holly Brubach...

The New York Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714838878
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.15(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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