Fashioning the Feminine Fashion Gender and Representation

This book has taken rather longer to write than we anticipated. It has been worked on intensely and it has been set aside, depending on the time and space that we have or have not found. It has been slowed down by the usual things in women's lives busy jobs, dealing with young children and grownup ones, and coping with illness. Our original aims, written at the beginning of the last decade, seem rather grand now at the start of a new millennium. We planned a broad survey of fashion in Britain...

Notes On Chapter

1 A term used by Carolyn Steadman in her essay 'Landscape For a Good Woman', published in Liz Heron ed. , Truth, Dare or Promise Girls Growing Up in the 50s London, Virago, 1985 , pp.103 26. 2 Elizabeth Wilson, Adorned in Dreams Fashion and Modernity London, Virago, 1985 , p.12. Angela McRobbie has written extensively on fashion. Recent work includes British Fashion Design Rag Trade or Image Industry London, Routledge, 1998 . 3 Juliet Ash and Elizabeth Wilson eds , Chic Thrills A Fashion Reader...