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Fashion today is increasingly international and multicultural, and many designers are turning to Chinese clothing and decorative motifs for inspiration. Yet few people — western or Chinese — understand the historic significance of Chinese clothing. China Chic is the first book to explore the evolution of Chinese dress, from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the imperial era to the creation of new fashions like the cheongsam and the "Mao suit" that symbolized modern Chinese identity.<P>For China specialists, the focus on fashion will open up an entirely new way of thinking about modern Chinese culture and society. For readers whose primary interest is fashion, China Chic demolishes the Eurocentric myth of an ancient, unchanging mode of dress. China Chic features a narrative and interpretive text by Valerie Steele and John S. Major, supplemented by six more specialized essays by some of the world's foremost scholars of Chinese dress. The book also features a wide range of well-chosen illustrations, including some that have never before been published.<P>The book is published to coincide with the opening of an exhibition at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Synopsis:

An exploration of the evolution of Chinese dress, from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the imperial era to the modern "Mao suit". It demolishes the myth of an ancient, unchanging mode of dress. The text is supplemented by six essays by scholars of Chinese dress.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300079302
Subtitle:
East Meets West
Author:
Steele, Valerie
Author:
Major, John
Author:
Major, John S.
Author:
Major, John S.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Commercial - Fashion Design
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Costume
Subject:
Art, chinese
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
East and West
Subject:
Costume -- China -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
19990208
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.00 x 9.00 in 2.98 lb

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