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Fashion and fiction : self-transformation in twentieth-century American literature

Author: Lauren S Cardon
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016.
Series: Cultural frames, framing culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Fashion and fiction', Lauren S. Cardon draws a correlation between the American fashion industry and early twentieth-century literature. As American fashion diverged from a class-conscious industry governed by Parisian designers to become more commercial and democratic, she argues, fashion designers and journalists began appropriating the same themes of self-transformation to market new fashion trends. Cardon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren S Cardon
ISBN: 9780813938615 0813938619 9780813938622 0813938627
OCLC Number: 927166043
Description: xi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: fashion in the land of the free --
The free spirit in the Gilded Age --
The social climber in the era of ready-mades --
The immigrant in the era of simplicity --
The modern woman and the slim silhouette --
The black middle class and the primitive --
Conclusion: the Depression and the dawn of American designers.
Series Title: Cultural frames, framing culture.
Responsibility: Lauren S. Cardon.

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Draws a correlation between the American fashion industry and early twentieth-century literature. As American fashion diverged from a class-conscious industry governed by Parisian designers to become  Read more...

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"Lauren Cardon gives us a broad-spectrum study of how we read, manipulate, blend, and perform fashion in American society and literature. She deftly moves from theory to practice, placing novelists Read more...

 
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