The History of Fashion Journalism
The History of Fashion Journalism is a uniquely comprehensive study of the development of the industry from its origins to the present day, and including professionals’ such as Dylan Jones’s vision of the future. Covering everything from early tailor's catalogues through to contemporary publications such as LOVE, together with blogs such as StyleBubble, and countries from France through to the United States, The History of Fashion Journalism explores the origins and influence of such well-known magazines as Nova, Vogue and Glamour.
Combining an overview of the key moments in fashion journalism history with close textual analysis, Kate Nelson Best brings to life the evolving face of the fashion media and its relationship with the fashion industry, national politics, consumer culture and gender. This accessible and highly engaging book will be an invaluable resource not only for fashion studies students but also for those in media studies and cultural studies.
Table of contents
- Acknowledgments pp. xiii–xiv
- Introduction pp. 1–14
- A Symbiotic Rrelationship: The Origins of the Modern Fashion Press pp. 15–44
- La Parisienne: Early Fashionable Icons pp. 45–72
- Patriotism and Couture: Fashion Journalism between the Wars pp. 73–104
- Democratization: Post-War Segmentation in Fashion Magazines pp. 105–132
- The Golden Age: Fashion Journalism and Haute Couture in the 1950s pp. 133–158
- The Rise of Individualism: The 1960s and 1970s pp. 159–188
- Commercialism Versus Creativity: The 1980s and 1990s pp. 189–216
- A Global Discourse: The New Millennium pp. 217–242
- Facing the Future: The Evolving Fashion Media pp. 243–252
- Bibliography pp. 253–274