Title: Nautical Chic
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Written in an accessible tone but grounded in years of research, this book charts the nautical influence on fashion over five chapters, each of which considers a particular maritime profession: The Officer, The Sailor, The Fisherman, The Sportsman and The Pirate. Num Pages: 224 pages, 210 illustrations, 141 in colour. BIC Classification: AKTH; JFCK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 290 x 238 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1454. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500517802
Synopsis: From the modernist elegance of Coco Chanel to Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's punk-fuelled pirates, the appeal of nautical dress has cut a sartorial swathe for over two centuries. But how did garments such as the blue and white fisherman's top and peacoat cross over from uniform and workwear into fashionable dress? In Nautical Chic, the first and only book to look at the history of high fashion on the high seas, fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart traces the relationship between maritime dress and the fashionable wardrobe, uncovering stories, tracking the trends, and tracing the evolution of the style back to its roots in our seafaring past. Written in an accessible tone but grounded in years of research, Nautical Chic charts the nautical influence on fashion over five chapters, each of which considers a particular maritime profession: The Officer, The Sailor, The Fisherman, The Sportsman and The Pirate. Butchart weaves together politics, imperialism, war, leisure, trade, sport and seafaring adventure to tell the stories of garments - the duffle coat, the yellow fisherman's macintosh, the yacht club blazer -loaded with historical and cultural significance.
Product Description: From Chanels coastal couture to Westwoods piratical punk, from Jean Paul Gaultiers beefcake camp to Tommy Hilfigers preppy classics, this is the first and only book to celebrate nautical fashion and all its iconic looks. Nautical style has an enduring sophistication, and this volume is a glorious celebration of its perennial popularity, tracing the history of its trends and impact on the clothes we love. From the beaches of Cape Cod and Nantucket to the yachts of the Italian Riviera and the Cote dAzur, not to mention catwalks everywhere, the nautical look has cut a sartorial swathe for over two centuries. Amber Jane Butchart charts the rise and rise of the nautical influence on fashion over five chapters, each one devoted to an iconic maritime figure. Written in a witty and accessible tone, Nautical Chic is the definitive history of nautical fashion.
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