Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion

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Intellect Books, 2011 - History - 229 pages
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Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. Moving beyond descriptions of Berlin's fashion industry and its ready-to-wear clothing, Berliner Chic charts the turbulent stories of entrepreneurially-savvy manufacturers and cultural workers striving to establish their city as a fashion capital, and being repeatedly interrupted by politics, ideology, and war. There are many stories to tell about Berlin's fashion industry and Berliner Chic tells them all with considerable expertise.

 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
7
Dedication
11
Acknowledgements
13
Locating Berliner Chic
15
Berliner Chic in Museums
27
Berliner Chic and Historiography
65
Berliner Chic and Photography
85
Berliner Chic on the Silver Screen
115
Berlin Calling Sex and Drugs and Punk and Techno
149
Becoming Berlin The Flux of Corporate Luxe
179
Conclusion Where Fashion Lives Today Battleground Berlin
209
References
215
Back Cover
233
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About the author (2011)

Susan Ingram is associate professor and coordinator of European Studies at York University. Katrina Sark is a PhD student in the Department of German Studies at McGill University.

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