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Fashioning London: Clothing and the Modern Metropolis

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Over the past three centuries, London has established itself as one of the world's most inventive fashion capitals. City life and fashion have always been intertwined, but nowhere has this relationship been more excitingly expressed than on the streets of London. Fashioning London looks at the manner in which particular styles of dress became associated with this leading i ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 24th 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic
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London’s place as a leading fashion city is well established, and for many years it shared a leading place in global fashion consciousness with Paris and New York as well as Milan. Although in recent years that exclusive group has been challenged by cities as widespread as Shanghai, Mumbai, Dakar cities such as London have been at the forefront of fashion for several hundred years. Christopher Breward, arguably the UK leading fashion historian, has set out in this excellent book to explore the i ...more
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Professor Christopher Breward is a leading cultural historian. Appointed Principal of ECA in September 2011, he is also Vice Principal for the Creative Industries and Performing Arts and Professor of Cultural History at the University of Edinburgh. His publications and exhibitions have considered the cultural history of fashion in the West, the history and status of London and other cities as glob ...more