Italian and Italian American Studies

Italian Fashion since 1945

A Cultural History

Authors: Scarpellini, Emanuela

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  • Offers an engaging history of the economic and cultural shifts since World War II that have transformed Italy into a global fashion capital
  • Written in a vivid, accessible narrative style, with a focus on the lives and practices of everyday Italians
  • Appeals to students and scholars of fashion history, material culture, Italian history, and modern European history
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In the course of the twentieth century, Italy succeeded in establishing itself as one of the world's preeminent fashion capitals, despite the centuries-old predominance of Paris and London. This book traces the story of how this came to be, guiding readers through the major cultural and economic revolutions of twentieth-century Italy and how they shaped the consumption practices and material lives of everyday Italians. In order to understand the specific character of the “Italian model,” Emanuela Scarpellini considers not only aspects of craftsmanship, industrial production and the evolution of styles, but also the economic and cultural changes that have radically transformed Italy and the international scene within a few decades: the post-war economic miracle, the youth revolution, the consumerism of the 1980s, globalization, the environmentalism of the 2000s and the Italy of today. Written in a lively style, full of references to cinema, literature, art and the world of media, this work offers the first comprehensive overview of a phenomenon that has profoundly shaped recent Italian history.

About the authors

Emanuela Scarpellini is Professor of Modern History at the University of Milan, Italy. She is the author of several books, including Material Nation: A Consumer's History of Modern Italy (2011) and Food and Foodways in Italy from 1861 to the Present (Palgrave, 2016).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17811-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italian Fashion since 1945
Book Subtitle
A Cultural History
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17812-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17812-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17811-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 265
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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