Spooner, Catherine (2011) Review Article: Glamorising the Gothic. Gothic Studies, 13 (1). pp. 95-106. ISSN 1362-7937Full text not available from this repository.
This article reviews the exhibition _Gothic: Dark Glamour_, held at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, September 5 2008 - February 21 2009. It also considers the eponymous volume published alongside the exhibition by Valerie Steele and Jennifer Park. The exhibition was the first of international significance to identify and explore the influence of Gothic on contemporary fashion by both major label designers and small subcultural producers. The article hails the exhibition as a landmark event and investigates the various Gothic/fashion narratives it puts forward, including veiling motifs, subcultural style, grotesque and perverse bodies, and the prevalence of British and Japanese design. The article concludes that the exhibition marks a moment in the glamorisation of the Gothic, in which it moves from being a minority to a mainstream interest.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Gothic Studies|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Gothic ; Gothic fashion ; Goth subculture|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing|
|Deposited On:||25 Jan 2012 09:34|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:05|
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