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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...

Photographing Street Style: Bill Cunningham and Beyond

Brent Luvaas

Brent Luvaas is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...From “On the Street” to the Streets Online Bill Cunningham, the octogenarian New York Times photographer, oft seen cruising the avenues of Manhattan on his trusty Schwinn bicycle, is frequently credited with being “the original street-style...

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 Photography

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...A fashion photograph is, simply, a photograph made specifically to show (or, in some cases, to allude to) clothing or accessories, usually with the intent of documenting or selling the fashion. Photographs of fashionable dress, in existence...

Photography in Fashion Advertising since 1970

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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...Undressing Men A turning point in the nexus between art and fashion publicity came in the early 1980s with the involvement of Bruce Weber in the launch of Calvin Klein underwear. These included a notorious 55-foot-high billboard of bronzed,...

Interpretation

Ingrid E. Mida

Ingrid E. Mida (PhD, Art History & Visual Culture) is an art and dress historian. Responsible for the revival of the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection in Canada, Dr. Mida is the author of books, chapters, and articles on fashion and art, research methods in fashion and art history, curatorial practice, and museum studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading Fashion in Art

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Pierre-Louis Pierson and Virginia Oldoini, Scherzo di Follia, ca. 1861–1867, printed ca. 1930. Gelatin silver print from glass negative (39.8 × 29.8 cm). Introduction Interpretation is the act of explaining or showing your understanding...

‘To The Ends of The Earth’: Fashion and Ethnicity in The Vogue Fashion Shoot

Sarah Cheang

Sarah Cheang is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Media : Past and Present

Bloomsbury Education, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction The August 2007 issue of British Vogue contains a twenty-page fashion story with the heroic, romantic and evocative title ‘To the Ends of the Earth’. Photographed by Tim Walker in Papua New Guinea, a set of sixteen entrancing...

Finding Beauty in the Moment: An Interview with Elizabeth Fraser-Bell

Fashion Stylists : History, Meaning and Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...In her role as senior fashion editor at large at Dazed, Elizabeth Fraser-Bell has cultivated a visual language that strikes a mood that is both joyful and pensive, often embracing oddball awkwardness but equally unafraid of unadulterated...

Between Image and Spectator: Reception Studies as Visual Methodology

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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Picturing the Woman-Child : Fashion, Feminism and the Female Gaze

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...In 1968 Roland Barthes famously declared ‘The Death of the Author’.Roland Barthes, ‘The Death of the Author’ in Image Music Text, trans. S. Heath (1968; London: Fontana Press, 1977). Intended as a polemic against Auteur Theory, Barthes...

The Romantic Woman-Child, Lost from Home

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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Picturing the Woman-Child : Fashion, Feminism and the Female Gaze

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...In an appendix to The Fashion System, Roland Barthes briefly discusses the ‘romantic’ genre of fashion photography:The second style is romantic, it turns the scene into a painted tableau; the ‘festival of white’ is a woman in white in front...