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...History and Significance of Minimalism in Clothing The term “minimalist” dates back to the New York art scene of the 1960s, pioneered by the artist Donald Judd, who described it as “the simple expression of complex thought,” an apt...

Lolita Lempicka

Morna Laing

Associate Lecturer, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designer biography

...Lolita Lempicka was born in 1954 in Bordeaux, France. Lempicka’s interest in fashion was piqued at an early age, and at six she was already designing clothes for her Barbie doll collection using scraps of fabric garnered from her mother...

Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel (1883–1971)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Chanel had an exceptional ability to sense change in the air.The most celebrated fashion designer in history, Gabrielle (‘Coco’) Chanel continues to be treated with reverence nearly fifty years after her death. No designer can match her...

Fashions: 1900 to the Present

Jay Diamond

Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ellen Diamond

Ellen Diamond is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, including The World of Fashion, 5th Edition (Fairchild Books, 2013) and Retail Advertising and Promotion (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The World of Fashion

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Only the minute and the future are interesting; it exists to be destroyed. If everybody did everything with respect, you’d go nowhere. After you have completed this chapter, you will be able to discuss:Important historical events...
...Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) was born in Saumur, southern France. She initially started designing hats in Paris in 1908 and subsequently opened her own fashion boutiques in Paris and Deauville in 1914. She then went on to open...

The 1920s: The Jazz Age

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:List the political and social changes that influenced the flapper look of the 1920sIdentify specific items of dress from the 1920s that showed influences from sports, automobiles, motion...

Coco Chanel and Socialist Fashion Magazines

Djurdja Bartlett

Djurdja Bartlett is a Research Fellow at the London College of Fashion University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Media : Past and Present

Bloomsbury Education, 2013

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...Introduction The encounter between Coco Chanel and the world’s first socialist country—the Bolshevik Russia—did not happen in the early 1920s when both Chanel and socialism were still modernist projects. Following the 1917 October...

The Branding Process, Phase Two: Communicating, Launching, and Evaluating the Brand

Kaled K. Hameide

Kaled K. Hameide is based at Montclair State College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Branding : Unraveled

Fairchild Books, 2011

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...Brand COMMUNICATION refers to the promotional mix available for communicating the brand’s presence, identity, and value through advertising and other channels. Refer back to the branding diagram in chapter 2 (Figure 2.1), and notice...

Chanel and Her Rivals

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paris Fashion : A Cultural History

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Photograph from Mode in Paris (1932).Sandwiched between two world wars, between Poiret’s harem and Dior’s New Look, two women dominated the field of haute couture—Schiaparelli and Chanel.The period between the First...

The Twenties, Thirties, and World War II, 1920–1947

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 16.1 Determine how social events affected women’s fashion changes in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. 16.2 Compare and contrast the prevailing silhouettes for men and women...