Fear and fashion in the Cold War
From Barbarella's bikini to vinyl radiation suits to high-tech jewelry, the Cold War's impact on fashion was unmistakable. Atomic anxieties, the space race, technological developments, and the first forays into "super-reality" led to innovations in materials, the cybernetic visions of the 1960s, and a range of surprising responses from artists, filmmakers, scientists, and designers. With a stunning selection of images, including photographs by fashion luminaries such as John French, Fear and Fashion in the Cold Warexplores how the image of the body was shaped by Cold War concerns between 1945 and 1970. In this engaging book, Jane Pavitt incorporates military, political, and scientific research in an engrossing discussion of how countercultural theories and experiences in the later 1960s shaped an alternative view of the "Cold War Body."
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A spin-off of the V&A's Cold War Modern exhibit, Fear and Fashion is less about the full range of fashion responses to the Cold War than the techno-fascination and techno-phobia of Western fashion in the 1950s and 60s, and the (limited) ways in which the Eastern Bloc responded to the same issues.
Review: Fear and Fashion in the Cold WarUser Review - Phair - Goodreads
Lately I've been looking back to my younger days a lot. This book discusses the influence of Cold War technology and paranoia on dress and lifestyle. The focus is the late 50s thru early 70s and it ... Read full review
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