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This lively survey of years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, and developing fabric technology from silk to fleece. This illustrated survey of years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meanings from medieval Europe to 20th-century America. It provides a guide to. The title of Christopher Breward’s Fashion sums up its status as compen- dium and comprehensive overview of fashion history, as refracted through.

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It provides a guide to the changes in style and taste, and challenges existing fashion histories, showing that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics. Priestley journals lace Lady late lifestyle London luxury male dress Manchester Manchester Metropolitan University masculine mass material Medieval ment metropolitan middle modern molly houses National Portrait Gallery nineteenth century Norbert Elias organisation padded patterns period petticoat political popular culture prioritised production Rei Kawakubo Renaissance role sartorial sense seventeenth century sexual shift silk skirt sleeves social society status sumer symbolic textiles tion traditional trends twentieth century typified visual Vivienne Westwood waist wear whilst wider woman women women’s magazines.

Professor Christopher Breward is a leading cultural historian.

It’s pretty much a textbook. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign bfeward. The Culture of Fashion Christopher Breward. Umi rated it liked it Jul 15, Trivia About Fashion and Moder Covers years of fashion; from the earliest development of Haute Couture in right up to the present day.

In all, it is the most valuable, accessible, and modern text on fashion today.

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Lists with This Book. Framing details of dandies, flappers, and punks within a clear overview of their respective periods, Breward takes a second look and casts everyday wear in a much different light.


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Amanda rated it really liked it Dec 31, The Culture of Fashion: Framing details of dandies, flappers, and punks within a clear overview of their respective periods, Breward takes a second look and casts everyday wear in a much different light.