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...Fashion and Style As the 1960s became defined by social upheaval, free thinking, and unbridled creative output, perhaps no other female figure embodied the zeitgeist more than Janis Joplin. Born Janis Lyn Joplin in Port Arthur, Texas on 19...

Psychedelic Fashion

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Psychedelia—the range of sensations, epiphanies, and hallucinations induced by chemical stimulants—was an epochal cultural phenomenal of the 1960s; in retrospect, it seems not only a key component of the decade’s sensibility, but an apt...

Embodying the Single Girl in the 1960s

Body Dressing : Dress, Body, Culture

Berg Publishers, 2001

Book chapter

...The dominant position in feminist studies exemplified by scholars such as Susan Bordo (1997) claims that consumer culture oppresses women by holding them to impossible standards. Scholars such as Elizabeth Wilson (1985) and Angela McRobbie...

Halston (1932–1990)

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

Book chapter

...Trouser suit in viscose jersey, Halston, Vogue, 1972. Photo: David Bailey/Condé Nast via Getty Images.The Halston look spoke of understated wealth: cashmere sweaters, silk shirtwaist dresses, simple elegant wool pants.The fashion lover...

Giorgio Armani (1934–)

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

Book chapter

...Giorgio Armani, autumn/winter 1990. Niall McInerney, Photographer. © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.Armani’s soft, tactile fabrics and the easy, almost liquid cut make the wearer feel sensuous, relaxed, at ease.Giorgio Armani S.p.A is one...

Calvin Klein (1942–)

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

Book chapter

...Calvin Klein, spring/summer 1991. Niall McInerney, Photographer. © Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.Klein can take credit for refining the American designer sportswear genre for the body-con generation.In the 1980s, when Michael Douglas’s febrile...

New Stars, New Fashions and the Female Audience

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’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...‘Thank you so much for inviting me – I’ve got a wonderful new evening dress with yards and yards of skirt that I’ve been simply longing to wear. I’ll go and press it ready for tonight.’‘Surely the vogue for asexuality can go no further than...

Introduction: Fashion, Identity, Authenticity and Music

Janice Miller

Janice Miller is Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Music

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...The relationship between fashion and music is embedded in and emphasized by the sharing of language. Innumerable songs from David Bowie’s ‘Queen Bitch’ through ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ to Estelle’s ‘American Boy’ name fashion brands...

The Beat Generation

Linda Welters

Linda Welters is Professor of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and Director of the Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Twentieth-Century American Fashion

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...Editors’ Introduction: During the 1950s, Americans were conservative in their attitudes (Miller and Nowak 1977). They lived with the threat of the Cold War, the ‘Red Scare,’ and the atom bomb. The average family lived in the newly formed...

The Logic and Contingencies of Planning, Producing, and Distributing

Judd Stitziel

Judd Stitziel received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Cornell and Wesleyan Universities. He is currently an independent scholar based in Washington, DC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Socialism : Clothing, Politics, and Consumer Culture in East Germany

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...Within the GDR’s economy, the processes of planning, producing, and distributing consumer goods each possessed their own logic which often ran counter to the party’s ideological goals and political promises and had no direct connection...