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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

Elizabeth Tregenza

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015

Designer Biography

Dressing Your Age: Fashion, the Body and the Ageing Music Star

Janice Miller

Source: Fashion and Music 2011

Book chapter

Whilst, as Patrizia Calefato would argue, the past is always present in music and fashion, with ‘citations, experiences, influences and suggestions from the past’ (2004: 121), it is not a place in which either industry likes to be seen to dwell. As Calefato establishes, music, like fashion, relies on progress—the next big thing—not necessarily entirely new, but with at least an impression of constant movement and development. In music, she argues, ‘each successive generation [is] consciously livi

Visual Media and Dress

Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Gibson Church

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Visual media have played an enormous role in the development of fashion in West Europe. Fashion imagery emerged within print journalism, more specifically women’s magazines, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The development of popular cinema in the first half of the twentieth century had a momentous impact on the global fashion industry, especially in the star system, the “tie-in,” and the involvement of both couturiers and ready-to-wear designers in film. From the radical changes of th

Porn Chic

Annette Lynch

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The mainstreaming of pornographic imagery into fashion and popular culture at the turn of the millennium in Britain and the U.S. signaled a dramatic cultural shift in the construction of both femininity and masculinity. For men and women, raunch became the new cool. This article draws from a diverse range of examples including film, popular tabloids, campus culture, mass-media marketing campaigns, Facebook profiles, and art exhibits to explore expressions and meanings of porn chic as embodied wit

Iconic Figures in Western Fashion

Phyllis G. Tortora

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives 2010

Encyclopedia entry

An icon is an image or symbol representing a concept. When one speaks of a fashion icon, it is generally taken as referring to a person or an object that represents the ultimate in fashion for a particular time. Iconic figures have appeared in Western fashion in a number of different time periods. They are individuals who have been interested in fashion and in being fashionable. Usually they are individuals who are in the public eye by reason of their position as royalty or high society or their

Television and Fashion in the 1980s

Patricia A. Cunningham, Heather Mangine and Andrew Reilly

Source: Twentieth-Century American Fashion 2008

Book chapter

Editors’ Introduction: The 1980s continued to be influenced by the importance of dressing for success. In fact, the cult of success was seen in the increased consumption of luxury goods by Americans. The Reagan years in America were indeed bountiful. Clothing became ostentatious and worn as a badge of achievement. A coterie of American designers – Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, and Liz Claiborne – offered women padded shoulders and broad lapels to express their new-found position and commercial power

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