By (author) Valerie Steele
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Shoes by Valerie Steele
Book DescriptionThis chic book taps into the fetish and fashion of shoes, from the pump to the sneaker, the boot to the stiletto. All the major players are represented here: from brand-new interviews with Manolo Blahnik, master of the skyscraper heel, to witty quips from Tom Ford, the designer who sparked the resurgence of the famous Gucci loafer. Subjects such as the merits of platforms, or the 'Designer Bofs' and 'Techno Urban Warriors' of the sneaker-buying public are tackled with humour. Not limited to designers and trends, Shoes also explores the relationship between shoes and sex, and gender roles. Are high heels a symbol of subordination or empowerment? What is the fascination that shoes hold for fetishists? Nothing is left unsaid here, in candid commentary ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Rupaul. This is an exuberant history of contemporary shoes for the well-shod of every 'style tribe'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781902686486
(189mm x 161mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Scriptum Editions
Publisher: London Scriptmate Editions
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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American Style and Spirit, Hardback (October 2016)
Brought to life for the first time outside the attic in which they were stored for generations, here are more than 300 garments and accessories, beautifully preserved and complemented by archival objects, family photographs, and letters. A must for every vintage fashion enthusiast.
Fashion Underground, Hardback (October 2015)
A lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the most remarkable self-invented personalities on the New York fashion scene
Walter van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake, Hardback (December 2014)
Third and final edition of Dream the World Awake by Walter Van Beirendonck.
Dance and Fashion, Hardback (October 2014)» View all books by Valerie Steele
The first book to explore the synergy between dance and fashion, featuring a wide range of dance-fashion collaborations and inspirations
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Author Biography - Valerie Steele
Valerie Steele is Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. A cultural historian specialising in fashion, she is the editor of the journal Fashion Theory and has contributed essays to many other periodicals, from Aperture and Artforum to Visionnaire and Vogue. Her previous books include Paris Fashion, Women of Fashion, Fetish and Fifty Years of Fashion.
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