Fashion at the Edge : Spectacle, Modernity, and Deathliness

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  • Copyright: 2003-11-10
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Caroline Evans analyses the work of experimental designers, the images of fashion photographers, and the spectacular fashion shows that developed in the final decade of the twentieth century to arrive at a new understanding of fashion's dark side and what it signifies?
Drawing on a variety of literary and theoretical perspectives - from Marx to Benjamin - Evans argues that fashion plays a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid change. She shows persuasively that fashion stands at the very centre of the contemporary, where it voices some of Western culture's deepest concerns.

Author Biography

Caroline Evans is Reader in Fashion Studies, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Historyp. 17
Hauntingp. 41
Spectaclep. 65
Phantasmagoriap. 87
Glamourp. 111
Crueltyp. 139
Deathlinessp. 163
Disconnectionp. 191
Traumap. 215
Derelictionp. 247
Explorationp. 265
Modernityp. 291
Bibliographyp. 310
Indexp. 320
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