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Baudelaire, Charles

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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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821–1867) was perhaps the greatest French poet of the nineteenth century. He is most famous for a volume of poetry, Les fleurs du mal (Flowers of evil), published in 1857, which was prosecuted for blasphemy...

The Treatises of Dandyism

Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion

Berg, 2009

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...Source: Rising Star: Dandyism, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siècle (Princeton University Press, 1998), 14–46.The most famous manifestos of French dandyism are Balzac's Traité de la vie élégante (1830), Barbey d'Aurevilly's essay...

The Artist as Impresario, the Artist as Brand: from Baudelaire to Barney

Adam Geczy

Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jacqueline Millner

Jacqueline Millner is Senior Lecturer in Critical Studies at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashionable Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...So much of the world is advertising, and because of that, individuals feel they have to present themselves as a package.In societies without art, those once designated as ‘primitive’, the corollary to the artist was the shaman. He...

Art and Dress

Peter McNeil

Peter McNeil is Professor of Design History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...Academic art and popular dress emerge from different structural and intellectual systems. Nonetheless, fashion in the early twenty-first century often appears to be like art and art to be like fashion. Artists are viewed as the ideal...

The Black Prince of Elegance

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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...Emile Deroy (1820–46), Portrait of Charles Baudelaire, 1844 (oil on canvas). Château de Versailles, France/Bridgeman Images. Eternelle superiorité du Dandy. Qu’est-ce que le Dandy? It was the poet Charles Baudelaire...

Body and Beauty

Patrizia Calefato

Patrizia Calefato is Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Pratiche Linguistiche e Analisi di Testi, Universit degli Studi di Bari. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2010

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...The concept of human “race” was extended for the first time from its meaning of “lineage” or “descent” by Georges Cuvier (1769–1823) who gave it a classificatory, hierarchical meaning. During the nineteenth century, this conception led...

Gender

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

Berg, 2010

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...The basic distinction between female and male dress in the Western world is between women’s skirts and men’s bifurcated trousers. Only in the twentieth century was this abandoned—but in one direction, since, even today, men do not wear...