Hair & Fashion

Hair & Fashion

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Hair and Fashion considers both the historical development of this relationship and its contemporary significance, focusing on key moments from the 1920s bob to the long-haired hippie look of the 1960s and the more contemporary Hoxton Fin. The role of colour for hair and its cultural meanings have become increasingly important in the twenty-first century, an era in which most women have dyed their hair at least once, and Hair and Fashion also looks closely at the role of the blonde, brunette and redhead in popular culture. The fascinating text is supported by glamorous and evocative images, including ground-breaking fashion shoots by top photographers, as well as new, specially commissioned photographs. Haircuts and hairstyles, as this book reveals, are no mere simple incursions into hair taming and conformity but a living, growing embodiment fo cultural codes and meanings with the potential to turn someone into a walking work of art.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 254 x 298 x 19mm | 1,066g
  • V & A Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 illustrations, (100 colour )
  • 1851774572
  • 9781851774579
  • 1,215,621

About Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox is a leading fashion authority whose work investigates the interface between fashion, hair and culture. Her books on fashion history and theory have been published internationally and include Good Hair Days: A History of British Hairstyles (1999); Lingerie: A Lexicon of Style (2000) and Stiletto (2004). She broadcasts regularly on fahsion history and beauty culture for the BBC and lectures worldwide. Lee Widdows is a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design where she teaches on the internationally renowned BA (Hons) Fashion course. She is a consultant working for fashion, beauty and corporate brands and is co-author of Catwalk: Working with Models (1996) and Image Makers: Styling, Hair and Make-Up (1997).
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