Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader

Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader




Designed to be as internationally relevant as the fashion it discusses, Chic Thrills extends fashion theory beyond the interpretation of style, and shows how it relates to the economic realities and motivations of those who create the clothing we buy and wear.

Among the issues the contributors address are: Feminism and the politics of fashion
• The relationship of non-European cultures to Western fashion
• Fashion and the negotiation of identity
• Recent trends in fashion photography and the media representation of fashion

Industrial conditions, production constraints and the relationship of garment workers to the clothes they make
• Playing with a different sex: fashion and the lesbian couple
• Fascism and fashion: Paris haute couture under Nazi occupation
• Fashion and the postmodern body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520083394
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 04/13/1993
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 7.51(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Juliet Ash is Lecturer in Fashion Design History and Theory at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Elizabeth Wilson is Professor of Social Studies, Polytechnic of North London, and author of Adorned in Dreams (California, 1988) and The Sphinx in the City(California, 1992).

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