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A Queer History of Fashion - From the Closet to the Catwalk (Hardcover) Loot Price: R573
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A Queer History of Fashion - From the Closet to the Catwalk (Hardcover): Valerie Steele
A Queer History of Fashion - From the Closet to the Catwalk (Hardcover): Valerie Steele

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A Queer History of Fashion - From the Closet to the Catwalk (Hardcover)

Valerie Steele; Introduction by Hal Rubinstein; Contributions by Christopher Breward, Shaun Cole, Vicki Karaminas; Jonathan D. Katz; Contributions by Peter McNeil, Elizabeth Wilson

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From Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, many of the greatest fashion designers of the past century have been gay. Fashion and style have played an important role within the LGBTQ community, as well, even as early as the 18th century. This provocative book looks at the history of fashion through a queer lens, examining high fashion as a site of gay cultural production and exploring the aesthetic sensibilities and unconventional dress of LGBTQ people, especially since the 1950s, to demonstrate the centrality of gay culture to the creation of modern fashion. Contributions by some of the world's most acclaimed scholars of gay history and fashion - including Christopher Breward, Shaun Cole, Vicki Karaminas, Jonathan D. Katz, Peter McNeil, and Elizabeth Wilson - investigate topics such as the context in which key designers' lives and works form part of a broader "gay" history; the "archeology" of queer attire back to the homosexual underworld of 18th-century Europe; and the influence of LGBTQ subcultural styles from the trouser suits worn by Marlene Dietrich (which inspired Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking") to the iconography of leather. Sumptuous illustrations include both fashion photography and archival imagery.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: October 2013
Editors: Valerie Steele
Introduction by: Hal Rubinstein
Contributors: Christopher Breward • Shaun Cole • Vicki Karaminas
Authors: Jonathan D. Katz
Contributors: Peter McNeil • Elizabeth Wilson
Dimensions: 254 x 190 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-19670-2
Barcode: 9780300196702
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > Fashion design
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gay & Lesbian studies
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LSN: 0-300-19670-9

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