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When fashion really works

Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why do some designs stand head and shoulders above others? When Fashion Really Works showcases a selection of eighty outstanding fashion confections from the early twentieth century to the present day. Fashion expert Marnie Fogg defines the characteristics of the garments that render each outfit both influential and iconic, from those that appropriate other cultures, such as Lanvin's exotic robe de style, to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marnie Fogg
ISBN: 9781438003429 1438003420
OCLC Number: 828056727
Notes: "A Quintessence Book."
Includes index.
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 14 x 19 cm
Contents: Luxury --
Form --
Exoticism --
Asceticism --
Subversion --
Utility --
Eroticism --
Revivalism --
Theatrical --
Futurism --
Designers --
Timeline.
Responsibility: Marnie Fogg.
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"Why do some designs stand head and shoulders above others? When Fashion Really Works showcases a selection of eighty outstanding fashion confections from the early twentieth century to the present day. Fashion expert Marnie Fogg defines the characteristics of the garments that render each outfit both influential and iconic, from those that appropriate other cultures, such as Lanvin's exotic robe de style, to the use of underwear as outerwear, as exemplified by Jean Paul Gaultier's corset dress. From the silhouette-changing "New Look" by Dior to the lace sweater of Rei Kawakubo for Commes des Carçons, Fogg's insightful commentary will open your eyes to the defining qualities that have given these pieces timeless allure"--Back cover.

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