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Through a highly original and detailed analysis of the memoirs, interviews and other life writings of Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli, this book explores changing notions of femininity in the early decades of the 20th century, when the democratization of fashion began.Examining idea of modernity, eternity and the ephemeral in the writings of these haute couturiers, the bookThrough a highly original and detailed analysis of the memoirs, interviews and other life writings of Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli, this book explores changing notions of femininity in the early decades of the 20th century, when the democratization of fashion began.Examining idea of modernity, eternity and the ephemeral in the writings of these haute couturiers, the book reflects on fashion's ambivalent approach to women, which both celebrated and vilified them, presenting them as both ultra modern style leaders and irrational creatures stuck in the past.This fascinating text is key reading for scholars and students of fashion, gender studies, cultural studies and history....

Title : Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli: Fashion, Femininity and Modernity
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ISBN : 9780857853264
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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