Chic Thrills: A Fashion Reader

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This book aims to fill a major gap in fashion writing - between cultural theory and the diverse strands of the industry itself. The contributors draw material from throughout the world, covering such issues as: the relationship between black and non-European cultures to Western fashion; haute couture and street fashion; the ecological concerns of fashion; and the workers within the industry.

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'Chic Thrills' extends fashion theory way beyond the interpretation of style. It shows how fashion relates to the economic realities and motivations of those who create what we will buy and wear.

The contributors address key issues in fashion theory and practice, including:
• FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF FASHION
• ECOLOGICAL CONCERNS VERSUS THE LIVELIHOOD OF IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES
• THE EVOLUTION OF 'HAUTE COUTURE' IN RELATION TO STREET FASHION AND RETAIL
• THE POLITICS OF DRESS, SUCH AS THE 1050S 'NEW LOOK', WARTIME CLOTHING AND SPORTSWEAR TODAY
• THE RELATIONSHIP OF BLACK DESIGNERS AND NON-EUROPEAN CULTURES TO WESTERN FASHION
• INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS, PRODUCTION CONSTRAINTS AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF GARMENT WORKERS TO THE CLOTHES THEY MAKE
• THE POSTMODERNISM DEBATE: PLURALISM VERSUS THE 'TYRANNY' OF FASHION

Illustrated with over 50 black and white photographs and complete with an essential resource section of further reading and videos, 'Chic Thrills' is essential reading for students and teachers of fashion and cultural studies as well as those involved in creating and retailing clothes – or simply buying and wearing them

Contributors:
Juliet Ash, Rosetta Brookes, Linda Cloeing, Naseem Kahn, Ellen Leopold, Kate Luck, Hilary O'Kelly, Angela Partington, Aileen Ribeiro, Katrina Rolley, Sheila Rowbotham, Judy Rumbold, Neil Spencer, Valerie Steele, Lou Taylor, Teal Triggs, Carol Tulloch, Elizabeth Wilson, Lee Wright.

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