Through a highly original and detailed analysis of the memoirs, interviews and other life writings of Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli, this book explores changing notions of femininity in the early decades of the 20th century, when the democratization of fashion began.
Examining idea of modernity, eternity and the ephemeral in the writings of these haute couturiers, the book reflects on fashion's ambivalent approach to women, which both celebrated and vilified them, presenting them as both ultra modern style leaders and irrational creatures stuck in the past.
This fascinating text is key reading for scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, cultural studies and history.
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A fascinating and original study of fashion, femininity and modernity through an in-depth examination of the writings of three major fashion designers.About the Author:
Ilya Parkins is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan.
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Descripción Bloomsbury Academic, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0857853260
Descripción Berg Publishers, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Nº de ref. de la librería 1111-9780857853264