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Dance and Fashion
Edited by Valerie Steele; With contributions by Mary Davis, Colleen Hill, Melissa Marra, Emma McClendon, Patricia Mears, Masafumi Monden, Adelheid Rasche, Elizabeth Way, and Anna Winestein

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. Cristóbal 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 Garçons for Merce Cunningham  to Valentino’s “Bal de Couture” designs for New York City Ballet.

 

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2014   368 pp.  150 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208856  $50.00

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