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A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk

Author: Valerie Steele
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press in association with the Fashion Institute of Technology New York, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, many of the greatest fashion designers of the past century have been gay. Fashion and style have played an important role within the LGBTQ community, as well, even as early as the 18th century. This provocative book looks at the history of fashion through a queer lens, examining high fashion as a site of gay cultural production and exploring the
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Biographies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Steele
ISBN: 9780300196702 0300196709
OCLC Number: 841495468
Description: 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk / Valerie Steele --
Conspicuous waist : queer dress in the "long eighteenth century" / Peter McNeil --
Couture as queer auto/biography / Christopher Breward --
Queerly visible : gay men, dress, and style 1960-2012 / Shaun Cole --
What does a lesbian look like? / Elizabeth Wilson --
Born this way : lesbian style since the eighties / Vicki Karaminas --
Queer activist fashion / Johnathan D. Katz.
Responsibility: [edited by] Valerie Steele.

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Winner of the 2014 Milla Davenport Publication Award sponsored by the Costume Society of America. -- Milla Davenport Publication Award * Costume Society of America * "This is a splendid book on the Read more...

 
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