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This book artfully traces the styles of dress in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Archive photographs and contemporary documents reveal how body-marking, head-dresses, jewelry, and clothing symbolize beliefs, prestige, belonging within the community, superstitions, as well as being instruments of seduction.

In many cultures, jewelry and clothing play a range of complex roles and in many cases the language of personal adornments has only recently been deciphered — signs of fecundity or prosperity, talismans with curative powers or simple ethnic marks. The nomad, the odalisque, the geisha — they have influenced modern fashion and inspired great designers such as John Galliano, Azzedine Alaia, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. With lush photographs from all over the world, Ethnic Style: History and Fashion is a fascinating exploration.

Product Details

ISBN:
9782843232909
Author:
Geoffrey-Schneiter, Berenice
Publisher:
Assouline
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Ethnic costume
Subject:
Ethnic jewelry.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 138).
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
13.30x10.10x.87 in. 3.31 lbs.

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