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Fashion and celebrity culture

Author: Pamela Church Gibson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2012.
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The interrelationship between fashion and celebrity is now a salient and pervasive feature of the media world. This accessible text presents the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, assessing the degree to which celebrity culture has reshaped the fashion system. "Fashion and celebrity culture" critically examines the history of this relationship from its growth in the nineteenth century to its mutation during the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Church Gibson
ISBN: 9781847883858 1847883850 9781847883865 1847883869 9780857852311 0857852310 9780857852304 0857852302
OCLC Number: 706651393
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction, rationale, context --
Celebrity and fashion, past and present --
Part I. Fashion and film : Film stars as fashion icons --
Changes in cinematic culture: some celebrity cover girls --
'Fashion films': from Prêt-à-porter to A single man --
Sex and the city: from small screen to big screen --
Part II. Fashion media and culture : The changing face(s) of the fashion magazine and the new media landscape --
Contemporary television: so many celebrities, so little fashion? --
Music and fashion forge links --
Artists, celebrity and fashion: from Wilde and Warhol to Taylor-Wood --
Part III. Fashion gone global : Designers and models become brands --
Other continents, other celebrities, other fashions --
Concluding thoughts: folklore, fallibility, the future.
Responsibility: Pamela Church Gibson.


This book provides a fascinating and accessible exploration of fashion and celebrity both past and present. An essential read for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies.  Read more...


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Fashion and Celebrity Culture explores the relationship between fashion and style that underpins contemporary celebrity culture. By tracing particular contemporary stylistic shifts as they have Read more...

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