Fashion Zeitgeist has 15 ratings and 3 reviews. Benjamin said: Reading clothes and post-fashion the way one would read a poem for by. Barbara Vinken. 1 quote from Fashion Zeitgeist: Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System: ‘Today, Chanel sells nothing other than its griffe; the griffe is an absolute sy. Vinken shows how fashion trends are informed by the past. Chanel, under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld, is viewed as the only fashion house to have remained .
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Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Unconstrained by the empiricist concerns of much Anglo-American scholarship on dress, Vinken presents a challenging new poetics of clothing which will inform subsequent readings of style in significant ways.
Its translation into English should be applauded. This is essential reading not only for students of dress history, but also for all fashionistas and anyone interested in the abiding fascination that fashion exerts.
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You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: Preview this item Preview this ginken. Oxford ; New York: English ed View all editions and formats Summary: Or are “pioneering” designs simply part of a cyclical revival of forgotten fashions? Looking at some of the most influential designers of the twentieth century–from Yamamoto to Gaultier to Lagerfeld–Vinken batbara the politics and philosophies that have been the driving force directing their sense of style.
Vinken shows how fashion trends are informed by the past. Chanel, under the direction of Karl Lagerfeld, is viewed as the only fashion house to have remained fresh fashioj one hundred years, yet is this success essentially proof of the self-referential qualities fashion has adopted?
What inspired the fetish for labels at the end of the twentieth century?
Answering these questions and many more, this thought-provoking book shows how beauty, gender, sexuality, commerce, and dandyism have persisted in defining the fashion system. Find a copy online Links to this item ebrary dx. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
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