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An unlikely comrade: Coco Chanel and socialist fashion

Bartlett, Djurdja (2010) An unlikely comrade: Coco Chanel and socialist fashion. In: Fashion Media: Yesterday Today Tomorrow, 21-22 October 2010, London, UK.

Type of Research: Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item
Creators: Bartlett, Djurdja

Coco Chanel gained much praise in socialist fashion media. Although Chanel might have seemed an unlikely comrade for socialist fashion, she was a natural choice in that she was merely perfecting, season after season, the smart woman’s work suit that she had designed in the mid-fifties. Of course, women under socialism could not afford a Chanel suit. They could not even find similar styles in the shops. Instead, they were advised to crochet their Chanel suits themselves.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Fashion socialism, fashion media
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: October 2010
Related Websites: http://www.wornthrough.com/2010/11/11/conference-report-fashion-media-yesterday-today-tomorrow/
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Event Location: London, UK
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2012 10:32
Item ID: 4546
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4546

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