Dance and Fashion (Hardback)Valerie Steele (editor), Mary Davis (author of contributions), Colleen Hill (author of contributions), Melissa Marra (author of contributions), Emma McClendon (author of contributions), Patricia Mears (author of contributions), Masafumi Monden (author of contributions), Adelaide Rasche (author of contributions), Elizabeth Way (author of contributions), Anna Winestein (author of contributions)
Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 03/10/2014
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The first book to explore the synergy between dance and fashion, featuring a wide range of dance-fashion collaborations and inspirations Dress and adornment have long played an important role in the visual allure of dance, and fashion designers have often been inspired by the way dancers look. The tutus and pointe shoes of the Romantic ballerina, for example, have influenced designers from Christian Dior to Christian Louboutin. Cristobal Balenciaga was inspired by the drama of flamenco, Yves Saint Laurent by the Orientalism of the Ballet Russes, and Rick Owens by the dynamism of African-American steppers. Fashion designers are also increasingly collaborating with choreographers to create stylish new dance costumes-from the "bump" dresses by Comme des Garcons for Merce Cunningham to Valentino's "Bal de Couture" designs for New York City Ballet. Lavishly illustrated with both contemporary and historical images, the book features essays by ten fashion experts, who explore various aspects of the reciprocal relationship between dance and fashion, from the liberating effects of the tango to the influence of ballet on Japanese girl culture. Designers featured include Leon Bakst, Cristobal Balenciaga, Comme des Garcons, Christian Dior, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Halston, Barbara Karinka, Isaac Mizrahi, Rodarte, Yves Saint Laurent, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy, Valentino, and Iris Van Herpen. This beautiful book explores for the first time the synergy between dance and fashion, and is an original and inspired contribution to the study of both art forms.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 1506 g
Dimensions: 254 x 191 x 30 mm
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