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- DescriptionFrom 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 icography of leather. Sumptuous illustrations include both fashion photography and archival imagery.
- Author BiographyValerie Steele is director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
- Author(s)Jonathan D. Katz
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication03/09/2013
- SubjectDesign & Commercial Art
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note100 color illus.
- Weight1183 g
- Width190 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edited byValerie Steele
- Introduction byHal Rubinstein
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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