Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

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The first major study to explore the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond, and the high fashion it has inspired.

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ISBN: 9780500519974 Category:

Patricia Mears

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Today – from haute couture to ready-to-wear – parkas, puffer coats and backpacks, as well as garments made of neoprene and Mylar are everywhere. But the roots of these ubiquitous items of dress and cutting-edge textiles are rarely acknowledged or understood. Inspired by the so-called ‘heroic era’ of polar navigation (1890-1922), extreme mountain climbing, deep sea exploration, and journeys to outer space, Expedition explores how garments made for the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond have inspired more than sixty years of fantastical, otherworldly fashions. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it features about 150 images, including high fashion magazine editorials by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and others; museum objects from the permanent collections of The Museum at FIT and the American Museum of Natural History; and unpublished photographs of early expeditions in the archives of the Explorer’s Club in New York.

Additional information

Weight 1278 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 27.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2017
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 27.9 cm
Weight 1278 g