A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
By: Holly Brubach (author)Hardback
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The clothes and accessories we wear and see every day are far more than just topics for the fashion literati: they provide rich clues to our personal identity and popular culture. This collection of 28 incisive essays by noted critic and 'fashion anthropologist' Holly Brubach looks at clothing and the fashion industry as barometers of cultural and aesthetic change. In essays published over the past two decades in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker and the Atlantic, Brubach reflects on a wide range of subjects: from famous designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Gianni Versace to designer eyeglasses, from the timeless elegance of a Chanel suit to the decline of elegance in the 1990s, and from formal French style to the advent of casual athletic clothing as a fashion uniform. Brubach's witty commentaries weave thought-provoking connections between fashion and the larger world around us, making this an essential book for fashion insiders as well as anyone who may be allured by popular culture and style.
Holly Brubach is a journalist and consultant on fashion and the arts and currently Director of the Sport Collection and Home Collection for Prada. She was Style Editor of the New York Times Magazine, 1994-98 and was previously a writer for the New Yorker, the Atlantic and Vogue magazines.
Serial dresser (The New York Times); on the beach (The New Yorker); visionaries (The New Yorker); shoe crazy (The Atlantic); Woody's picks (The New York Times); the eye of the beholder (The New Yorker); a model bride (The New Yorker); witness for the defence (The New York Times); the religion of women (The New Yorker); quoting Chanel (The Atlantic); for better or for worse? (The New Yorker); shirt wars (The New York Times); men will be men (The Atlantic); natural setting (The New York Times); landscape with figures (The New Yorker); fanfare in a minor key (The New Yorker); survivors (The New Yorker); wrap star (The New York Times); Camelot (The New Yorker); Ralph Lauren's achievement (The Atlantic); designer genes (The New York Times); fat pride (The Atlantic); musclebound (The New Yorker); the spirit is willing (The New York Times); sackcloth and ashes (The New Yorker); the sympathy vote (The New York Times); the end of elegance (The New Yorker); the new world order (The New York Times).
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