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Fashion Thoughts

Evans, Caroline (2008) Fashion Thoughts. In: Fourth Annual Center for British and Irish Studies Colloquium, 2-3 October 2008, University of Colorado, Boulder. [Creative Arts and Design > Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified] (Unpublished)
Creators:Evans, Caroline


Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Caroline Evans

Research Interests

Twentieth century and contemporary fashion, art, photography and film.
Visual culture and its relation both to broader cultural histories and to the visualization of knowledge.
Early modernism, in particular Fordist aesthetics, doubling and repetition.
Gender and masquerade.

Current Research

I have a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (Oct 2007-Sept 2010) to research a book on the history of early fashion shows in Paris and New York, c.1900-1929. Situating the fashion show in the context of modernism, my research links the first fashion shows to the development of early cinema and new forms of popular theatre. Drawing equally on economic, cultural and intellectual history, it explores the way modernist production was 'pictured' in fashion marketing, linking fashion modelling to Taylorism and Fordist aesthetics in the early Twentieth century.

Two strands from this research that I plan to develop further in other forms or media are: pattern-making and repetition; and the relationship of fashion to stage magic.

In association with this project, I am working on a film programme for 2010 with the FFF (Fashion in Film Festival, see FashioninFilm.com) where I also sit on the advisory board.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:RPE
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Date:October 2008
Event Location:University of Colorado, Boulder
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:2194
Deposited By:Caroline Evans
Deposited On:20 Jul 2010 10:05
Last Modified:28 Feb 2012 16:58
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