The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined
'delightfully subversive' - The Telegraph
Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word ‘vulgar’ conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. This companion book to a show at London's Barbican Gallery examines the constantly evolving notion of vulgarity in fashion whilst revelling in its excesses.
Drawn from major public and private collections worldwide, this richly illustrated volume showcases over 120 stunning objects, weaving together historic dress, haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion, textile ornamentation, manuscripts and photography.
The book includes dictionary definitions and literary quotes of the word vulgar alongside transcripts of interviews with leading contemporary designers including Walter Van Beirendonck, Manolo Blahnik, Hussein Chalayan, Pam Hogg, Stephen Jones, Christian Lacroix and Zandra Rhodes.
- Authors: Jane Alison and Sinéad McCarthy
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Date published: November 2016
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-3960980308
- Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 21.7cm