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Fashion Theory takes as its starting point a definition of “fashion” as the cultural construction of the embodied identity. The importance of studying the body as a site for the deployment of discourses has been well established in a number of disciplines. Until Fashion Theorys launch in 1997 the dressed body had suffered from a lack of critical analysis. Increasingly scholars have recognized the cultural significance of self-fashioning, including not only clothing but also such body alterations as tattooing and piercing.

Fashion Theory provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for the rigorous analysis of cultural phenomena. Its peer-reviewed articles range from foot-binding to fashion advertising.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Journals (formerly Berg Journals)

Volume 6, Number 4, November 2002

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor
pp. 357-358(2)
Author: Steele, Valerie F.



A Note: Hussein Chalayan, Fashion and Technology
pp. 359-368(10)
Author: Quinn, Bradley


A Longing for Perfection: Neoclassic Fashion and Ballet
pp. 369-386(18)
Author: Chazin-Bennahum, Judith


Exhibition Review

Book Reviews

Mode in Italy by Simona Segre
pp. 451-452(2)
Author: Calefato, Patrizia


The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele
pp. 453-455(3)
Author: Sorge, Lynn


Out of Line: Australian Women and Style by Margaret Maynard
pp. 457-462(6)
Author: Craik, Jennifer


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