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Review Article: Glamorising the Gothic

Spooner, Catherine (2011) Review Article: Glamorising the Gothic. Gothic Studies, 13 (1). pp. 95-106. ISSN 1362-7937

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Gothic Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gothic ; Gothic fashion ; Goth subculture
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 52397
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2012 09:34
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52397

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