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Title Colors in fashion / edited by Jonathan Faiers and Mary Westerman Bulgarella.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 227 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Color speaks a powerful cultural language, displaying political, sexual, and economic messages that, throughout history, have shown how we relate to ourselves and our world. This ground-breaking collection is the first to interrogate how color's manifestation through fashionable and ceremonial dress has played a significant role in the formation of society, performing dialogues of social acceptance and exclusion, convention and subversion. From the use of white in pioneering feminism and the French postwar penchant for black, to mystical scarlet broadcloth and the transformation of arsenic-laden green from consumer favorite to sexual deviant, this book shows that color in dress is never straightforward and is as mutable, nuanced, and varied as color itself. Divided into four thematic parts - solidarity, power, innovation, and desire - each section highlights the often violent, emotional, and complex histories of color in dress across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries.
Contents SECTION ONE COLOR AND SOLIDARITY -- 1.Color as Theme in the Ebony Fashion Fair / Joy L. Bivins -- 2.Purity and Parity: The White Dress of the Suffrage Movement in Early Twentieth-Century Britain / Kimberly Wahl -- 3.Birds of the Same "Color" Flock Together: Color as Expression of Identity and Solidarity in Aso-Ebi Cloth of the Yoruba / Adebowale Biodun Areo -- 4.Contradictory Colors: Tricolor in Vichy France's Fashion Culture / Emmanuelle Dirix -- SECTION TWO COLOR AND POWER -- 5.Dress and Color at the Thai Court / Alisa Saisavetvaree -- 6."Gold and Silver by Night." Queen Alexandra: A Life in Color / Kate Strasdin -- 7.Lord Boston's Court Uniform: A Story of Color, Politics, and the Psychology of Belonging / Deirdre Murphy -- 8.Yellow is the New Red, or Clothing the Recession and How the Shade of Shame Became Chic / Jonathan Faiers -- SECTION THREE COLOR AND INNOVATION
9.Color before Technicolor: Colorized Fashion Films of the Silent Era / Michelle Tolini Finamore -- 10.Color as Concept: From International Klein Blue to Viktor & Rolf's "Bluescreen" / Michal Lynn Shumate -- 11.Tainted Love: Oscar Wilde's Toxic Green Carnation, Queerness, and Chromophobia / Alison Matthews David -- 12.Starlit Skies Blue versus Durindone Blue / Anna Buruma -- SECTION FOUR COLOR AND DESIRE -- 13.Rough Wolves in the Sheepcote: The Meanings of Fashionable Color, 1900 -- 1914 / Clare Rose -- 14."Le Noir Etant la Dominante de Notre Veture ...": The Many Meanings of the Color Black in Postwar Paris / Beatrice Behlen -- 15.British Scarlet Broadcloth, the Perfect Red in Eastern Africa, c.1820 -- 1885 / Sarah Fee -- 16.Lives Lived: An Archaeology of Faded Indigo / Kate Irvin.
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Subject Fashion -- Philosophy.
Colors -- Psychological aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Faiers, Jonathan, editor.
Bulgarella, Mary Westerman, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Colors in fashion. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc, 2017 9781474273688 (DLC) 2016027533 (OCoLC)952470499
ISBN 9781474273718 (electronic bk.)
1474273718 (electronic bk.)
9781474273695 (epdf)
1474273696 (epdf)
9781474273688 (hardcover)
1474273688 (hardcover)
9781474273701 (online)
9781350077409 (paperback)