Fashion and Celebrity Culture

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Berg, Jan 20, 2012 - Design - 288 pages
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The interrelationship between fashion and celebrity is now a salient and pervasive feature of the media world. This accessible text presents the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, assessing the degree to which celebrity culture has reshaped the fashion system.

Fashion and Celebrity Culture critically examines the history of this relationship from its growth in the nineteenth century to its mutation during the twentieth century to the dramatic changes that have transpired in the last two decades. It addresses the fashion-celebrity nexus as it plays itself out across mainstream cinema, television and music and in the celebrity status of a range of designers, models and artists. It explores the strategies that have enabled visual culture to recast itself in the new climate of celebrity obsession, popular culture and the art world to respond adaptively to its insistent pressures.

With its engaging analysis and case studies from Lillian Gish to Louis Vuitton to Lady Gaga, Fashion and Celebrity Culture is of major interest to students of fashion, media studies, film, television studies and popular culture, and anyone with an interest in this global phenomenon.

 

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I found it extremely interesting loved it and based my History, Pop Culture Assignment Off of it.
It was a bit jumpy in places but had some great indepth information

Contents

1 Introduction Rationale Context
1
2 Celebrity and Fashion Past and Present
39
FASHION AND FILM
51
FASHION MEDIA AND CULTURE
123
FASHION GONE GLOBAL
181
Bibliography
235
Index
275
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Pamela Church Gibson is Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies at the London College of Fashion.

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