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“Safety-Pin Dress,” Versace Haute Couture, Spring/Summer 1994

Julia Petrov

Source: Fashion Photography Archive 2015


Now synonymous with the actress who wore it, the “Liz Hurley” dress has become entrenched in popular culture. Originally an elite couture object that played with sartorial codes of high and low fashion, the dress was later referenced and imitated countless times. Remarkable for its deconstructed tailoring, which revealed as much as it concealed, this gown married a punk sensibility with red carpet style.

Visual Media and Dress

Stella Bruzzi and Pamela Gibson Church

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

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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


Pamela Church Gibson

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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Iconic Figures in Western Fashion

Phyllis G. Tortora

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

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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

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