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Power Mode : The Force of Fashion

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  • Author:
    MCCLENDON Emma
  • ISBN:
    9788857239873
  • Publication Date:
    01/02/2020
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    128
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Skira
  • Country of Publication:
Power Mode : The Force of Fashion
Power Mode : The Force of Fashion

Power Mode : The Force of Fashion

Regular price $80.00
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    MCCLENDON Emma
  • ISBN:
    9788857239873
  • Publication Date:
    01/02/2020
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    128
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    Skira
  • Country of Publication:
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    Power Mode will explore the role fashion plays in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging power dynamics within society. Published as a companion to The Museum at FIT exhibition of the same title, which will be on view from December 2019 to May 2020, the book will offer a more in-depth discussion of the themes and objects explored in the exhibition. It will be organized thematically into five chapters-military, suits, status, rebellion, and sex-written by exhibition curator Emma McClendon.

    Each chapter will include both men's and women's clothing from the 18th century to the present and will investigate how certain designs and garments have come to be culturally associated with power, as well as how their meanings have evolved over time. The book will also examine how fashion designers have interpreted these stylistic archetypes-both to convey and to subvert power.

    In addition to the main chapters written by McClendon, Power Mode will include object-based essays from renowned fashion scholars Valerie Steele, Christopher Breward, Jennifer Craik, and Peter McNeil, as well as Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Robin Givahn. Each short study will provide a close reading of a single garment. This collection of essays will offer readers a variety of perspectives and analytical techniques that will help form a theoretical and practical framework for considering the power dynamics inherent in fashion objects. The book will also include an essay on the intersection of race, fashion, and power by Parsons professor Kimberly Jenkins.

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Power Mode will explore the role fashion plays in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging power dynamics within society. Published as a companion to The Museum at FIT exhibition of the same title, which will be on view from December 2019 to May 2020, the book will offer a more in-depth discussion of the themes and objects explored in the exhibition. It will be organized thematically into five chapters-military, suits, status, rebellion, and sex-written by exhibition curator Emma McClendon.

Each chapter will include both men's and women's clothing from the 18th century to the present and will investigate how certain designs and garments have come to be culturally associated with power, as well as how their meanings have evolved over time. The book will also examine how fashion designers have interpreted these stylistic archetypes-both to convey and to subvert power.

In addition to the main chapters written by McClendon, Power Mode will include object-based essays from renowned fashion scholars Valerie Steele, Christopher Breward, Jennifer Craik, and Peter McNeil, as well as Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Robin Givahn. Each short study will provide a close reading of a single garment. This collection of essays will offer readers a variety of perspectives and analytical techniques that will help form a theoretical and practical framework for considering the power dynamics inherent in fashion objects. The book will also include an essay on the intersection of race, fashion, and power by Parsons professor Kimberly Jenkins.