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Fashion on television : identity and celebrity culture / Helen Warner.

By: Warner, Helen, 1984-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2014Edition: 1st edDescription: x, 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857854407 (hardback); 9780857854414 (paperback)Subject(s): Clothing and dress on television | Fashion on television | Television programs -- United States | Celebrities in mass media | PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General | DESIGN / Fashion | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media StudiesDDC classification: 791.45026 LOC classification: PN1992.8.C56 | W37 2014Other classification: SOC028000 | DES005000 | PER010000 | SOC052000 Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword by Pamela Church Gibson, Reader in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion 1 Introduction: Approaching Fashion, Identity and Celebrity Culture PART I: Production Cultures and Industry Explanations of Contemporary Fashion Television2 The Place of Fashion Television in Cinema History: Industrial Discourse and Cultural Legitimacy 3 Costume Design, Practices and Production Cultures PART II: Textual Approaches to Fashion, Costume and Narrative4 Fashion, Costume and Narrative Tropes in TV Drama 5 Teen Fashion: Youth and Identity in Popular Teen Dramas 6 Fashioning the Past: Gender, Nostalgia and Excess in 'Quality' Period Drama PART III: Conceptualising Fashion and Celebrity Culture7 Fashioning Celebrity: Class, Tastemaking and Cultural Intermediaries8 Consuming Masculinity: Gender, Fashion and TV Celebrity9 Locating the Real: America Ferrera, Fashion, Ethnicity and Authenticity10 ConclusionBibliographyNotesIndex.
Summary: "Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force of television and fashion-forward programming on a global scale. Examining case studies such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty and Mad Men, the book examines how TV has made style icons out of leading actresses and fashion-conscious consumers out of audiences. Using a varied methodology, including textual and contextual analysis, this study explores the cultural uses of onscreen fashion at the level of industry, text and intertext. Fashion on Television is essential reading for those seeking to understand the cultural function of costume in a television context. Written accessibly with a multi-disciplinary approach, it will appeal to students and scholars from film and media, fashion and cultural studies, to sociology and women's studies"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-178) and index.

Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword by Pamela Church Gibson, Reader in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion 1 Introduction: Approaching Fashion, Identity and Celebrity Culture PART I: Production Cultures and Industry Explanations of Contemporary Fashion Television2 The Place of Fashion Television in Cinema History: Industrial Discourse and Cultural Legitimacy 3 Costume Design, Practices and Production Cultures PART II: Textual Approaches to Fashion, Costume and Narrative4 Fashion, Costume and Narrative Tropes in TV Drama 5 Teen Fashion: Youth and Identity in Popular Teen Dramas 6 Fashioning the Past: Gender, Nostalgia and Excess in 'Quality' Period Drama PART III: Conceptualising Fashion and Celebrity Culture7 Fashioning Celebrity: Class, Tastemaking and Cultural Intermediaries8 Consuming Masculinity: Gender, Fashion and TV Celebrity9 Locating the Real: America Ferrera, Fashion, Ethnicity and Authenticity10 ConclusionBibliographyNotesIndex.

"Fashion on Television provides a comprehensive critical examination of the intersection between fashion, television and celebrity culture. The book brings together theoretical approaches to the symbolic force of television and fashion-forward programming on a global scale. Examining case studies such as Sex and the City, Gossip Girl, Ugly Betty and Mad Men, the book examines how TV has made style icons out of leading actresses and fashion-conscious consumers out of audiences. Using a varied methodology, including textual and contextual analysis, this study explores the cultural uses of onscreen fashion at the level of industry, text and intertext. Fashion on Television is essential reading for those seeking to understand the cultural function of costume in a television context. Written accessibly with a multi-disciplinary approach, it will appeal to students and scholars from film and media, fashion and cultural studies, to sociology and women's studies"--

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