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Alchemical Power. On the Duchess and the Ladies who Lunched
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Fashion Studies.
2013 (English)In: Vestoj. The Journal of Sartorial Matters, Vol. 1, no 4, 17-26 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

The power of fashion clothing to attract attention has never been so pervasive, but its meaning has changed. What once seemed unobtainable and was achieved via years of aesthetic and personal ‘training’ sits on a stage quite different from that of the inter-war years. This world disappeared with the Second World War, despite various attempts to revive it in the fashions and entertainments of the 1950s and itsmythological reflection in Hollywood films of that era. The essay reconsiders the infamous essay by Truman Capote; a part of his unfinished novel Answered Prayers, published as La Côte Basque 1965 in Esquire in 1975.

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2013. Vol. 1, no 4, 17-26 p.
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women and fashion, fashion and agency, inter-war society, Truman Capote
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100032OAI: diva2:690560
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2015-03-15Bibliographically approved

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