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Dress code : unlocking fashion from the new look to millennial pink / Véronique Hyland.

Hyland, Véronique, (author.).



"Everything--from societal changes to the progress (or lack thereof) of women's rights to the hidden motivations behind what we choose to wear to align ourselves with a particular social group--can be tracked through clothing. Veronique Hyland examines thought-provoking questions such as: Why has the "French girl" persisted as our most undying archetype? What does "dressing for yourself" really mean for a woman? How should a female politician dress? Will gender-differentiated fashion go forever out of style? How has social media affected and warped our sense of self-presentation, and how are we styling ourselves expressly for it? Not everyone participates in painting, literature, or film. But there is no "opting out" of fashion. And yet, fashion is still seen as superficial and trivial, and only the finest of couture is considered as art. Hyland argues that fashion is a key that unlocks questions of power, sexuality, and class, taps into history, and sends signals to the world around us. Clothes means something--even if you're "just" wearing jeans and a T-shirt."-- provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063050839
  • ISBN: 0063050838
  • Physical Description: xii, 268 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2022]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-268).
Formatted Contents Note:
part I. Underpinnings : why we wear what we wear: Think pink -- The kids are alright -- The "French girl" industrial complex -- Patagonia on Bedford Avenue -- Caviar on a potato chip -- part II. The top layer : fashion and the wider world: Déjà hue -- Who is she? -- Why can't I be you? -- Trial by fashion -- part III. High heels : dressing up for the patriarchy: Gaze of our lives -- The revolution will be spandex-clad -- Politics and fashion : we can't win -- part IV. Moon boots and jumpsuits : the future of fashion: Dress for the job you want : the tyranny of the uniform -- Basic instinct : why we're all starting to dress the same -- The couture body -- Epilogue.
Subject: Fashion > Social aspects.
Fashion > History > 21st century.
Fashion design > Social aspects.
Fashion design > History > 21st century.
Clothing and dress > Social aspects.
Clothing and dress > History > 21st century.
Clothing trade > Social aspects.
Clothing trade > History > 21st century.
Clothing and dress.
Clothing and dress > Social aspects.
Clothing trade.
Clothing trade > Social aspects.
Fashion > Social aspects.
Fashion design.
Genre: Essay

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