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Description - Adorned in Dreams by Elizabeth Wilson

From haute-couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or to subvert it and this edition of her book follows developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the "boho chic" of the mid 90s, retro-dressing and the meanings of dress from the veil to Beck's pink-varnished toenails.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860649219
ISBN-10: 1860649211
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson is Emeritus Professor at London Metropolitan University and also teaches at the Architectural Association, the London Institute and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her books include 'Bohemians' (I.B.Tauris), 'Hallucinations: Life in the Post-modern City' and 'The Sphinx in the City'.

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