History, Meaning and Practice
Ane Lynge-Jorlén (ed)
Stylists have become increasingly influential in shaping fashion imagery. They have moved from the backstage, as unrecognised players, to the frontstage of fashion, becoming celebrated for their creative work as image makers for magazines, advertising and fashion designers. Yet little is known about the profession, its diverse incarnations and its aesthetic economy. Featuring contributions from leading experts and stylists, this collection is the first to explore the history, meaning and practice of fashion styling through interviews and historic and present-day case studies.
Featuring in-depth contributions from prominent fashion scholars, chapters span historical periods, cultural contexts and theoretical frameworks, employing a range of methodologies in the international case studies upon which they’re based. Interspersed with interviews with innovative fashion stylists working today, and drawing on examples from advertising, the catwalk and magazines, this book explores the challenges faced by stylists in a fashion system increasingly shaped by commercial pressures and by growing numbers of collections and seasons.
Fashion Stylists is an invaluable resource for students and professionals interested in image-making, the representation of style and fashion, entrepreneurship and the history of fashion professionals.
Table of contents
- Front matter
- Introduction pp. 1–18
History and Profession of the Stylist within and beyond Magazines
- Stylist: Etymology and History of a Role pp. 21–40
- In the Changing Room: A Study of the Act of Styling before ‘Styling’ in Danish Fashion, 1900–1965 pp. 41–62
- The Homeless and the Hunchback: Experimental Styling, Assembled Bodies and New Material Aesthetics in Niche Fashion Magazines pp. 63–82
- Examining Uncertainty: An Interview with Anders Sølvsten Thomsen pp. 83–94
- Finding Beauty in the Moment: An Interview with Elizabeth Fraser-Bell pp. 95–104
- Styling Unpopular Knowledge: An Interview with Akeem Smith pp. 105–112
Identity, Gender, Ethnicity and Style Narratives
- ‘Rethinking Fashion’: Caroline Baker and Nova Magazine 1967–1975 pp. 115–134
- ‘Looking Good in a Buffalo Stance’: Ray Petri and the Styling of New Masculinities pp. 135–154
- Styling 1990s Hip-Hop, Fashioning Black Futures pp. 155–172
- Questioning Fashion’s Parameters: An Interview with Benjamin Kirchhoff pp. 173–180
- Exploring the Female Gaze: An Interview with Roxane Danset pp. 181–188
- Building Little Sculptures: An Interview with Vanessa Reid pp. 189–196
- 3: Global Fashion Media and Geographies of Styling Practices
- Plates pp. 262–294