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The Mystery of the Fashion Photograph

Margaret Maynard

Margaret Maynard is an Honorary Research Consultant in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion in Fiction : Text and Clothing in Literature, Film, and Television

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...There can be something immensely powerful and visually arresting about a glossy fashion photograph. Its verve moves us, perhaps more than sexuality does. Great fashion images engage the viewer aesthetically (or by overt grittiness...

Best-Dressed Lists

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Since their inception in the first half of the twentieth century, best-dressed lists have become a popular barometer of international style. By publishing best-dressed lists in the mainstream media, fashion editors and style arbiters have...

Fashion Advertising

Paul Jobling

Paul Jobling is Researcher in Arts and Architecture, University of Brighton, UK. He is the author of Man Appeal (Berg, 2005). 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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...Fashion advertisements have their own stylistic modes and spheres of production and consumption, involving the interrelationship of word and image among other things. Yet, technological and social changes in clothing and retailing...

Introduction

Kate Nelson Best

Kate Nelson Best is an Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University, UK. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for publications such as The Guardian and Tatler. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of Fashion Journalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...I have before me a series of fashion engravings dating from the Revolution and finishing about the time of the Consulat. These costumes, which cause much amusement amongst many thoughtless people—solemn people who lack real gravitas—have...

Gender and the Fashion Media

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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Lesson plan

...Introduction This unit explores the way gender is constructed in the fashion media. Drawing principally from cultural studies approaches, the unit provides an overview of the following key issues: representation, gender ideology, the gaze...

Fashion and Celebrity

Maureen Brewster

Adjunct Instructor, Parsons School of Design, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction This unit explores the development and gradual fusion of fashion and celebrity culture over the past century. It will draw upon multiple theoretical and methodological approaches from the fields of fashion, media, and celebrity...

Princess Diana

Julia Petrov

Julia Petrov is Curator of Western Canadian History at the Royal Alberta Museum, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Fashion and Style Generally speaking, the 1980s was characterized by extremes: from prim and preppy styles to the eclectic Technicolor wear of club kids. Styles could be conservative: tailored suits for middle-class men and women...
...History and Significance of Fashion Editors Fashion editors have been part of the industry since the earliest fashion magazines emerged in the 1800s, although individual editors became highly prolific in their own right at a later stage...

Facing the Future: The Evolving Fashion Media

Kate Nelson Best

Kate Nelson Best is an Associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University, UK. She has also worked as a freelance journalist for publications such as The Guardian and Tatler. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of Fashion Journalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In an age of endless bombardment of information, gossip, babble, white noise, many of us yearn for something different, something more sophisticated and thoughtful. Here’s hoping you will find such treasures to cherish in Harper’s Bazaar...

Fashion Plates

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion plates are small printed images, often hand-colored, of people wearing the latest fashions and depicted in conventional minimally narrative social contexts. They flourished from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries...