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Hijacking the runway : how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers, Teri Agins

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Hijacking the runway : how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers
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Hijacking the runway
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how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers
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Teri Agins
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How celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers
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eng
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" A fascinating chronicle of how celebrity has inundated the world of fashion, realigning the forces that drive both the styles we covet and the bottom lines of the biggest names in luxury apparel. From Coco Chanel's iconic tweed suits to the miniskirt's surprising comeback in the late 1980s, fashion houses reigned for decades as the arbiters of style and dictators of trends. Hollywood stars have always furthered fashion's cause of seducing the masses into buying designers' clothes, acting as living billboards. Now, forced by the explosion of social media and the accelerating worship of fame, red carpet celebrities are no longer content to just advertise and are putting their names on labels that reflect the image they-or their stylists-created. Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sean Combs, and a host of pop, sports, and reality-show stars of the moment are leveraging the power of their celebrity to become the face of their own fashion brands, embracing lucrative contracts that keep their images on our screens and their hands on the wheel of a multi-billion dollar industry. And a few celebrities-like the Olsen Twins and Victoria Beckham-have gone all the way and reinvented themselves as bonafide designers. Not all celebrities succeed, but in an ever more crowded and clamorous marketplace, it's increasingly unlikely that any fashion brand will succeed without celebrity involvement-even if designers, like Michael Kors, have to become celebrities themselves. Agins charts this strange new terrain with wit and insight and an insider's access to the fascinating struggles of the bold-type names and their jealousies, insecurities, and triumphs. Everyone from industry insiders to fans of Project Runway and America's Next Top Model will want to read Agins's take on the glitter and stardust transforming the fashion industry, and where it is likely to take us next"--
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A fascinating chronicle of how celebrity has inundated the world of fashion, realigning the forces that drive both the styles we covet and the bottom lines of the biggest names in luxury apparel
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Agins, Teri
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338.4/774692
Illustrations
illustrations
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index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2
LC item number
A353 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Clothing trade
  • Fashion designers
  • Celebrities
  • Fashion
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Fashion & Textile Industry
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • Celebrities
  • Clothing trade
  • Fashion
  • Fashion designers
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adult
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how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers
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Hijacking the runway : how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers, Teri Agins
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Contents
The empress's new clothes: old Hollywood and the roots of fashion's celebrity obsessions -- The smell of success: l'eau de celebrity -- Bravely into the gap: the stars of dress-down nation -- Gilt by association: celebrities move to the front row -- Stilettos and the city: fashion steps into its accessories moment with Carrie Bradshaw and SJP -- Exploiting America's shoe fetish: Jessica Simpson and Vince Camuto play footsie -- The immutable socialite: Tory Burch gets millions of her BFFs to walk a mile in her shoes -- Hip-hop hooray: Sean Combs, Tommy Hilfiger, and the rise of urban chic -- Making dollars out of scents: the sky's the limit for Jennifer Lopez -- The red star that stars built: Macy's celebrity moment -- Celebrity by design: Project Runway fits Michael Kors like a glove -- We'll always have Paris: reality-show stars join the stampede -- Paris when it fizzles: Lindsay Lohan and "Tragiqueistan" -- When Kanye couldn't: Kanye West and the failure of attitude -- Just say no to the fame game: the Olsen twins make it the old-fashioned way -- Designer brand of the year: Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice -- Beyond the bling: can fashion survive celebrity?
Control code
ocn871192464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408146
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color
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(OCoLC)871192464
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Hijacking the runway : how celebrities are stealing the spotlight from fashion designers, Teri Agins
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The empress's new clothes: old Hollywood and the roots of fashion's celebrity obsessions -- The smell of success: l'eau de celebrity -- Bravely into the gap: the stars of dress-down nation -- Gilt by association: celebrities move to the front row -- Stilettos and the city: fashion steps into its accessories moment with Carrie Bradshaw and SJP -- Exploiting America's shoe fetish: Jessica Simpson and Vince Camuto play footsie -- The immutable socialite: Tory Burch gets millions of her BFFs to walk a mile in her shoes -- Hip-hop hooray: Sean Combs, Tommy Hilfiger, and the rise of urban chic -- Making dollars out of scents: the sky's the limit for Jennifer Lopez -- The red star that stars built: Macy's celebrity moment -- Celebrity by design: Project Runway fits Michael Kors like a glove -- We'll always have Paris: reality-show stars join the stampede -- Paris when it fizzles: Lindsay Lohan and "Tragiqueistan" -- When Kanye couldn't: Kanye West and the failure of attitude -- Just say no to the fame game: the Olsen twins make it the old-fashioned way -- Designer brand of the year: Victoria Beckham aka Posh Spice -- Beyond the bling: can fashion survive celebrity?
Control code
ocn871192464
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592408146
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014008407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color
System control number
(OCoLC)871192464

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