Paris, Capital of Fashion
Valerie Steele (Redaktør)
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Steele traces how the mythic "aura" of Paris fashion was constructed over generations, as the splendour of the court at Versailles came to be echoed by the spectacle of the haute couture. Yet Paris has faced repeated challenges from other fashion capitals, especially London, Milan, and New York. Essays by Christopher Breward, David Gilbert, Grazia d'Annunzio, and Antonia Finnane place Paris within a broader global narrative, while Sophie Kurkdjian investigates the cultural value of the Parisian couture, and Agnes Rocomora explores the online imagery of the chic Parisienne.
As The New Yorker recently put it, Paris is "the most glamorous and competitive of the world's fashion capitals." No other city has been branded "Fashion" as Paris has. By opening the study of Paris fashion to new approaches, this book explains why Paris still retains its position as the world's undisputed fashion capital.
Introduction: Valerie Steele
Chapter 1: Paris, "Capital of Fashion"
Chapter 2: Paris, London, Shanghai: Touring the Fashion Imaginary
Chapter 3: Paris, New York, London, Milan ... Paris and a world order of fashion capitals
Chapter 4: Paris and A Tale of Italian Cities
Chapter 5: Between Beijing and Shanghai: fashion in the Party state
Chapter 6: The Cultural Value of Parisian Couture
Chapter 7: #parisienne: Social Media Stratification in Visions of Parisian Women
Notes on Contributors
With contributions from leading fashion authorities and a host of spectacular images from the accompanying exhibition at the Museum at FIT, this book explores the history of Paris as the world's fashion capital.