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Fashion Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th-Century Silhouette

Fashion Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th-Century Silhouette

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Author: Kaat Debo

Brand: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 292

Release Date: 08-03-2018

Details: Product Description Fashion Game Changers traces radical innovations in Western fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Challenging the traditional silhouettes of their day, fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristobal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion, instead enveloping bodies in more autonomous garments which often took inspiration from beyond the West. As the century progressed, new generations of avant-garde designers from Rei Kawakubo to Martin Margiela further developed the ideas instigated by their predecessors to defy established notions of femininity in dress, creating space between body and garment. This way, a new relationship between body and dress emerged for the 21st century. With over 200 images and commentaries from an international range of leading fashion curators and historians, this beautifully illustrated book showcases some of the most revolutionary silhouettes and innovative designs of over 100 years of fashion. Review Let the dynamic and bright photographs in Fashion Game Changers guide you through the world of the 20th-century silhouette... A whistlestop tour through 100 years of fashion. -- Daily Mail A great resource for those who are inspired by the experimental side of fashion. -- The Independent [Images] bring each designer's work vividly to life, and make the book engaging for casual readers and academics alike... An invaluable visual record of a group of designers, spread across decades and continents, who embody a new way of dressing the female form. In exploring designers who seek formal perfection over body modification, and who place the wearer at the centre of their practice, the book also stands as a record of women's place in the world at this point in history. -- The Journal of Dress History From the Back Cover Fashion Game Changers traces radical innovations in Western fashion design from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Challenging the traditional silhouettes of their day, fashion designers such as Madeleine Vionnet and Cristobal Balenciaga began to liberate the female body from the close-fitting hourglass forms which dominated European and American fashion, instead enveloping bodies in more autonomous garments which often took inspiration from beyond the West. As the century progressed, new generations of avant-garde designers from Rei Kawakubo to Martin Margiela further developed the ideas instigated by their predecessors to defy established notions of femininity in dress, creating space between body and garment. This way, a new relationship between body and dress emerged for the 21st century. With over 200 images and commentaries from an international range of leading fashion curators and historians, this beautifully illustrated book showcases some of the most revolutionary silhouettes and innovative designs of over 100 years of fashion. About the Author Karen Van Godtsenhoven is Exhibitions Curator at MoMu fashion museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Miren Arzalluz is a fashion historian, freelance fashion curator and former head of collections at the Cristobal Balenciaga Foundation. Kaat Debo is Director of MoMu fashion museum in Antwerp, Belgium.

Package Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English