The Swimsuit

The Swimsuit

Fashion From Poolside to Catwalk

eBook - 2012
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This volume documents the modern swimsuit's trajectory from men's underwear and circus/performance wear to its unique niche in world fashion. It emphasizes the relationship between fashion, media, celebrity, sport and the cultivation of the modern body. This fascinating book provides an historical, sociological and cultural context in which to view how the swimsuit - and Australia, the country that significantly influenced its modern form - migrated from the cultural and colonial periphery to the centre of international attention. In addition, the book offers new perspectives on national histories of the swimsuit and investigates how traditional European fashion centers have opened up to new markets and modes of living, bringing together influences from around the globe.
Publisher: London : Berg, 2012
Edition: English ed
ISBN: 9780857851246
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Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages) : illustrations

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