CART

(0) items

The London Look; Fashion from Street to Catwalk

by
ISBN13:

9780300103991

ISBN10:
0300103999
Format:
Trade Book
Pub. Date:
12/11/2004
Publisher(s):
Yale University Press
List Price: $52.00
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $7.15

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • Isabel Toledo : Fashion from the Inside Out
    Isabel Toledo : Fashion from the Inside Out
  • A Queer History of Fashion; From the Closet to the Catwalk
    A Queer History of Fashion; From the Closet to the Catwalk
  • Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
    Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s
  • The Ivy Look; Classic American Clothing  An Illustrated Pocket Guide
    The Ivy Look; Classic American Clothing An Illustrated Pocket Guide
  • Harris Tweed : From Land to Street
    Harris Tweed : From Land to Street
  • Take Ivy
    Take Ivy
  • Icons of Men's Style
    Icons of Men's Style
  • Black Tie
    Black Tie
  • Fred Astaire Style
    Fred Astaire Style
  • Rebel Style: Cinematic Heros of the 1950s
    Rebel Style: Cinematic Heros of the 1950s





Summary

From Savile Row to Carnaby Street, from the bohemian dress of the Oscar Wilde circle in the nineteenth century to the punk street styles of recent years, London has been a significant source of fashion style. This stunning book, a rich and stimulating history of two hundred years of London fashion, explores the circumstances and characteristics that have made the "London look" distinctive.Focusing on the design, production, marketing, and consumption of clothing during this period, the authors place these activities in the context of social, cultural, and economic change in the capital. They move chronologically, discussing the rise of the West End as a center of fashionable life; the era of imperial fashion when London dominated the world politically and economically; the increasing democratization of fashionable dress; the challenges and conflicts of modernity; the school of couturiers that emerged midcentury; and the rise of the independent fashion designer and small boutiques. Finally they describe the London punks who, toward the end of the twentieth century, theatricalized the street in a mood of social and sartorial dissent and paved the way for postmodern styles.Lavishly illustrated, the book draws on photographs of the Museum of London's remarkable collection of objects and images, and material from the London Institute.

Author Biography

Christopher Breward is deputy head of research at the Victoria and Albert Museum and visiting professorial fellow at the London College of Fashion. Edwina Ehrman is curator of Dress & Decorative Art at the Museum of London. Caroline Evans, reader in fashion studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, is also the author of Fashion at the Edge, published by Yale University Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Jack Lohman
Introduction 3(14)
Christopher Breward
Gentlefolk in Town: 1800--30
17(14)
Christopher Breward
Clothing a World City: 1830--60
31(16)
Edwina Ehrman
Fashion in the Age of Imperialism: 1860--90
47(14)
Christopher Breward
Popular Dressing: 1890--1914
61(18)
Christopher Breward
Glamorous Modernity: 1914--30
79(18)
Edwina Ehrman
Broken Traditions: 1930--55
97(20)
Edwina Ehrman
Post-war Poses: 1955--75
117(22)
Caroline Evans
Cultural Capital: 1976--2000
139(22)
Caroline Evans
Postscript: Beyond 2000 161(4)
Caroline Evans
Notes 165(6)
Index 171


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...