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Titel: Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of ...
Verlag: Yale University Press
This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: A witty and stylish look into the mechanics employed by men and women to sculpt their figures for fashion. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0300204272
Inhaltsangabe: This unique survey offers fascinating insights into the convoluted transformations employed by both men and women to accommodate the fickle dictates of fashion. With high design, wit, and style, Fashioning the Body tracks the evolution of these sartorial devices?from panniers, crinolines, and push-up bras to chains, zippers, and clasps?concealed beneath outer layers in order to project idealized figures. Women?s corsets constricted waists; exaggerated buttocks and hips counterbalanced jutting bust lines; and chic, aerodynamic silhouettes compressed breasts and flattened bellies. Yet masculine fashion has been no stranger to these tortuous practices. Men flaunted their virility by artificially broadening their shoulders, applying padding to their chests, and slipping codpieces over their groins. With more than 200 beautiful illustrations?including reproductions of superb historic advertisements?Denis Bruna reveals the industry and art of these contrivances meant to entice and beguile as well as assert status and power. Contemporary haute-couture designers Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier, Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons, Christian Lacroix, and Vivienne Westwood are featured in this indiscreet tour of intimate fashion history.
In the long history of tortuous transformations to accommodate the fickle dictates of fashion, this fascinating survey explores the devices employed by both men and women to idealize their figures.
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