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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)

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Letter from the Editor

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Letter from the Editor
pp. 249-250(2)
Author: Steele, Valerie

Articles

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Fashion and the White Savage in the Parisian Music Hall
pp. 267-299(33)
Author: Gordon, Rae Beth

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L'Allure de Chanel: The Couturière as Literary Character
pp. 301-314(14)
Author: Font, Lourdes

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Exhibition Reviews

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Manolo Blahnik— A Retrospective
pp. 329-333(5)
Author: West, Janice

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Fashion & Textile Museum, London
pp. 335-338(4)
Author: de la Haye, Amy

New Gallery Review 

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"What Happened to all Those Lovely Costumes?"
pp. 339-350(12)
Authors: de la Haye, Amy; Quinton, Rebecca

Book Reviews

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Yeohlee: Work edited by John Major and Yeohlee Teng
pp. 367-370(4)
Author: Cambridge, Nicolas

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