Paris Fashion : A Cultural History (Paperback)

Author: Steele, Valerie

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Paris has been the international capital of style for three hundred years. Although challenged by other fashion cities such as Milan, London and New York, Paris remains special. This fascinating book shows that the strength of the French fashion industry rests on the depth and sophistication of its fashion culture. Revised and updated, Paris Fashion is reprinted here in paperback for the first time. More than just a history of famous designers and changing styles, the book is about fashion as a cultural ideal and a social phenomenon. By focusing on a ‘case study’ of Paris, Steele provides brilliant insights into the significance of fashion in modern urban society.
The author, an internationally recognized authority on the history of fashion, is the author of many books, including "Fashion and Eroticism, Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers, Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power, "and" Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now."y

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Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Mfg Part# 9781859739730
SKU 30348511
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1859739733
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Paris has been the international capital of style for three hundred years. Although challenged by other fashion cities such as Milan, London and New York, Paris remains special. This fascinating book shows that the strength of the French fashion industry rests on the depth and sophistication of its fashion culture. Revised and updated, Paris Fashion is reprinted here in paperback for the first time. More than just a history of famous designers and changing styles, the book is about fashion as a cultural ideal and a social phenomenon. By focusing on a ?case study' of Paris, Steele provides brilliant insights into the significance of fashion in modern urban society.The author, an internationally recognized authority on the history of fashion, is the author of many books, including Fashion and Eroticism, Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers, Fetish: Fashion, Sex & Power, and Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now.y
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