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Supermodels

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...“Supermodel” ranks with “genius" and “original” as one of the most-abused terms in the fashion lexicon. Indeed, it has been so overused that by the late 1990s, when the Supermodel phenomenon (personified by larger-than-life mannequins...
...English fashion designer Stella Nina McCartney was born in 1971. Her parents were former Beatle, Paul McCartney, and American animal rights activist, photographer, and musician Linda McCartney. McCartney is known for her easy-to-wear...
...Fashion and Style Kate Moss is one of the world’s most photographed women, a blank slate for contemporary dreams and desires. With a career spanning three decades, she is a rare enduring phenomenon in an industry defined by ephemerality...

Wellies, Fringe, and Individual Style: The Commerical Rise of Festival Fashion

Rachel Lifter

Rachel Lifter is Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA. Her writing appears in Fashion Cultures Revisited (2013), Fashioning Professionals (Bloomsbury 2018), and Fashion Stylists (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2020). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Indie : Popular Fashion, Music and Gender

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...This chapter charts the emergence and growth of festival fashion: as a site-specific dress practice; as a set of media images; and as a merchandizing tool used to sell a range of goods. It tracks the progression of festival fashion: from...
...Footage Referenced Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 1998Introduction Alexander McQueen had been showing for six years since his 1992 debut, honing his signature tailoring and explosive showmanship. In his first commercially sponsored show...

Designers and Models Become Brands

Pamela Church Gibson

Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Celebrity Culture

Berg, 2012

Book chapter

...When Cristobal Balenciaga closed the doors of his couture house forever in 1968, he explained that he was doing so because, as he put it, there was no one left to dress (Drake 2006: 110; Blau 1999: 121). This was interpreted as a symbol...

Bella Freud

Designer biography

...Bella Freud was born in London in 1961 to the writer and gardener Bernadine Coverley and prolific twentieth-century artist Lucian Freud (1922–2011). Her great-grandfather was Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), the founder of psychoanalysis. Freud...
...Calvin Klein was born in 1942 in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology in 1963. During the early 1960s, he worked at the influential fashion trade magazine Women’s Wear Daily, and as an apprentice...

London as a Fashion City

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...London is part of a global fashion system, known in international circles for its fashion heritage and diversity, its hybrid sense of style, its vibrant consumer culture, and the creativity of its fashion graduates. It is equated...

Visual Media and Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Visual media have played an enormous role in the development of fashion in West Europe. Fashion imagery emerged within print journalism, more specifically women’s magazines, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The development...