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L.A. Chic : a Locational History of Los Angeles Fashion.

Author: Susan Ingram; Marcus Reisenleitner
Publisher: Bristol : Intellect Books Ltd, 2019.
Series: Urban chic.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Los Angeles is undergoing a makeover. Leaving behind its image as all freeways and suburbs, sunshine and noir, it is reinventing itself as walkable, ecologically healthy, and fashionable. This locational history of Los Angeles fashion and style allows us to understand the urban processes, desires and politics of re-imagining LA as the global, multi-ethnic city of the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ingram, Susan.
L.A. Chic : A Locational History of Los Angeles Fashion.
Bristol : Intellect Books Ltd, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Ingram; Marcus Reisenleitner
ISBN: 9781783209354 1783209356 9781783209361 1783209364
OCLC Number: 1080436016
Awards: Nominated for Millia Davenport Publishing Award.
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: L.A. Chic: Between Rags and Riches; Urban chic: The becoming of the new Los Angeles; Chapter 1: Freeway vs Downtown; From suburban noir to downtown chic; From the suburbs to loft living, or: Neo-noir in gentrification-land: Veronica Mars --
The Movie; Naomi Hirahara: Murder on Bamboo Lane and Grave on Grand Avenue; The subversive need for speed: Fast family, smart L.A. and muscle/cars in Furious 7; A gentler, softer, hipper Los Angeles for the twenty-first century? Chapter 2: Santée Alley vs Santa Fe: Latinidad between Ramonaland and Latino GritFuego: The new L.A. street style in Santée Alley; The Ramona mythology; Los Angeles and Santa Fe: A tale of two nostalgias; Fashioning latinidad; Chapter 3: L.A.'s Surf Chic: From Drop-Out Culture to Silicon Beach; Beaches, L.A. style; L.A. beaches become chic; Surfer culture; The original beachboys; Let's go surfing now: Californian lifestyle in the 1950s; Surf globally, resist locally; Silicon surfers; Reading the beaches; Chapter 4: Bling and the Realities of Compton and Calabasas; The Bling Ring; Untitled FacialityUmwelt --
Calabasas; The ins and outs of Compton; Coda: GTA: City without angels; Chapter 5: L.A. Fashion in Museums; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM); Other fashion-related exhibitions in L.A.; Chapter 6: Los Angelization à la Tom Ford: From American Gigolo to American Apparel; "Doing a Gucci"; Armani goes to Hollywood; "Doing a Dov"; Conclusion: Learning from Los Angeles, the Josephine Baker of Cities; Works Cited; Filmography; Back Cover
Series Title: Urban chic.

Abstract:

Los Angeles is undergoing a makeover. Leaving behind its image as all freeways and suburbs, sunshine and noir, it is reinventing itself as walkable, ecologically healthy, and fashionable. This locational history of Los Angeles fashion and style allows us to understand the urban processes, desires and politics of re-imagining LA as the global, multi-ethnic city of the 21st century.

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