Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt (Dress, Body, Culture)

Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt (Dress, Body, Culture)

Eugenia Paulicelli


Prada, Gucci, Max Mara: haute couture is synonymous with luxurious, glamor, excitement, and Italy. but Italian model additionally has a dismal background that has now not formerly been explored. The Fascism of 1930's Italy ruled greater than simply politics--it spilled over into modes of costume. style less than Fascism is the 1st e-book to contemplate this hyperlink intimately. model usually capabilities as a tacit technique of creating a social assertion, yet less than Mussolini it vividly mirrored political tyranny. Paulicelli explores the delicate but sinister alterations to the possible risk free practices of daily gown and indicates why they have been this type of problem for the nation. Importantly, she additionally demonstrates how those advancements impacted at the international dominance of Italian model this present day. This attention-grabbing booklet contains interviews with significant designers, reminiscent of Fernanda Gattinoni and Micol Fontana, and sheds new mild at the advanced dating among sort and politics.

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