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The Resource A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk, [edited by] Valerie Steele

A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk, [edited by] Valerie Steele

Label
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk
Title
A queer history of fashion
Title remainder
from the closet to the catwalk
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Valerie Steele
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, many of the greatest fashion designers of the past century have been gay. Fashion and style have played an important role within the LGBTQ community, as well, even as early as the 18th century. This provocative book looks at the history of fashion through a queer lens, examining high fashion as a site of gay cultural production and exploring the aesthetic sensibilities and unconventional dress of LGBTQ people, especially since the 1950s, to demonstrate the centrality of gay culture to the creation of modern fashion. Contributions by some of the world's most acclaimed scholars of gay history and fashion - including Christopher Breward, Shaun Cole, Vicki Karaminas, Jonathan D. Katz, Peter McNeil, and Elizabeth Wilson - investigate topics such as the context in which key designers' lives and works form part of a broader "gay" history; the "archeology" of queer attire back to the homosexual underworld of 18th-century Europe; and the influence of LGBTQ subcultural styles from the trouser suits worn by Marlene Dietrich (which inspired Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking") to the iconography of leather. Sumptuous illustrations include both fashion photography and archival imagery"--
  • "Although it has long been recognized that gay people appear to have a special relationship with fashion and style, this will be the first book to look at the history of fashion through a queer lens and to explore the "gayness" or "queerness" of fashion. The book will explore the importance of gay men as fashion designers from the 1930s to the present, including the contributions to fashion history of gay designers such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen. Bisexual and lesbian designers and other fashion professionals will also be considered. In addition, the book will document the creativity and resistance to oppression expressed by LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) sub-cultural styles, which have often transgressed sex and gender norms. Finally, the book will explore the influence of a queer sensibility, queer aesthetic(s), and queer sub-cultural styles on fashion over the past century"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
746.9/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TT507
LC item number
.Q62 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Steele, Valerie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion designers
  • Gay men
  • Clothing and dress
Label
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk, [edited by] Valerie Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk / Valerie Steele -- Conspicuous waist : queer dress in the "long eighteenth century" / Peter McNeil -- Couture as queer auto/biography / Christopher Breward -- Queerly visible : gay men, dress, and style 1960-2012 / Shaun Cole -- What does a lesbian look like? / Elizabeth Wilson -- Born this way : lesbian style since the eighties / Vicki Karaminas -- Queer activist fashion / Johnathan D. Katz
Control code
ocn841495468
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780300196702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)841495468
Label
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk, [edited by] Valerie Steele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-243)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A queer history of fashion : from the closet to the catwalk / Valerie Steele -- Conspicuous waist : queer dress in the "long eighteenth century" / Peter McNeil -- Couture as queer auto/biography / Christopher Breward -- Queerly visible : gay men, dress, and style 1960-2012 / Shaun Cole -- What does a lesbian look like? / Elizabeth Wilson -- Born this way : lesbian style since the eighties / Vicki Karaminas -- Queer activist fashion / Johnathan D. Katz
Control code
ocn841495468
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780300196702
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013016219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)841495468

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