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Most Beautiful Job in the World : Lifting the Veil on the Fashion Industry.

Author: Giulia Mensitieri
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giulia Mensitieri
ISBN: 9781350110168 1350110167
OCLC Number: 1181846171
Description: 288 p.
Contents: PrefaceFashion and the dreamIntroductionPart I: Fashion and Capitalism: a system for producing the dream1. Fabricating desire: press and advertising2. Haute couture, the apotheosis of the dream3. The circulation of the dream: fashion and globalizationPart II: Working in Fashion or "lucky to be there"4. On the threshold of the dream: the salespeople5. The greater the prestige, the lower the pay: the rules of the game for fashion workers6. Prestige and precariousness: symbolic and material geographies7. At the heart of the dream: the designer-stylistsPart III: The dream and those who work in it8. At work with an up-and-coming fashion designer9. Knowing how to "be there": work relationships10. Getting into fashion, creating a persona, coping in fashion, getting out of fashionConclusion

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[The book's] arguments are compelling. Mensitieri skilfully shows how fashion thrives on its own image of inaccessible glamour: not just selling aspirational fantasy via luxury goods, but also taking Read more...

 
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