Fashion and Music
The relationship between popular music and fashion has been a culturally significant one since the 1950s, and this book explores how music and musicians play a key role in the shaping of identity, taste and consumption. Using a range of historical and contemporary examples, this book uncovers the way in which fashion and music have worked to shape contemporary attitudes to bodies and identities.
Focusing on performers as much as fans, on the mainstream as much as the underground, Fashion and Music provides a lens through which to examine themes of gender, sexuality, ageing and youth, ethnicity, body image, consumer culture, fandom and postmodernity.
Table of contents
- Acknowledgments pp. ix–x
- Introduction: Fashion, Identity, Authenticity and Music pp. 1–10
- Branding, Fashion and Music pp. 11–28
- Fans, Music, Clothes and Consumption pp. 29–50
- Witchy Women: Fashioning the Womanly Body of the Female Singer-Songwriter pp. 51–70
- White Suited Men: Style, Masculinity and the Boyband pp. 71–90
- Dressing Your Age: Fashion, the Body and the Ageing Music Star pp. 91–108
- Clothes and Cultural Identities: Music, Ethnicity and Nation pp. 109–130
- Spectacle and Sexuality: Music, Clothes and Queer Bodies pp. 131–154
- Conclusion: Music, Fashion, Image pp. 155–162
- Bibliography pp. 163–178