"We're Not in the Fashion Business": Fashion in the Museum and the Academy

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Berg Publishers
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, 2008, November, 12 (1), pp. 65 - 81
Issue Date:
2008-01
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This article examines relationships between the museum fashion exhibit, viewing publics, and historians. It takes as a case study AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 3-September 4 2006, as an example of a possibly new type of exhibition merging art-historical research with contemporary styling and viewing practices.
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