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How New York Stole Modern Fashion

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...The year was 1973. The occasion was a fashion show at Versailles, an event organized by New York fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a benefit for the palace. Five American designers, including Bill Blass, Oscar de La Renta, Anne Klein...

Art and the Senses

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction to Art and Life Media in Twentieth-Century Art If the various art movements of the twentieth century were to form a Greek chorus, the attentive listener would discern numerous competing strains limiting ambitious art to pure...

Curating the Fashion City: New York Fashion at the V&A

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...The coveted status of ‘fashion capital’ is closely associated with the perceived benefits of cultural tourism, whose transformative power can produce an increase in visitors, investment and prestige. Encouraged through such initiatives...

Geography and the Environment

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The twentieth century has been named the Century of the Child, indicating that childhood received a new importance socially as well as politically. Some have even spoken in terms of the “islanding” of childhood, indicating that children...

The Environment of Theatre

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...That space is an essential component of theatre seems obvious. As early as 1931, Max Herrmann, the founding father of Theatre Studies, declared that ‘theatrical art’ is a ‘spatial art’. Herrmann 1931, 271. Over...

Sensory Media

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth century created unprecedented opportunities for heightened sensory engagement with an array of new sights, sounds, smells, and tactile experiences in cities across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Metropolitan hubs were...

New Stars, New Fashions and the Female Audience

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...‘Thank you so much for inviting me – I’ve got a wonderful new evening dress with yards and yards of skirt that I’ve been simply longing to wear. I’ll go and press it ready for tonight.’‘Surely the vogue for asexuality can go no further than...