Lolita, Style Icon The Myth of Youth in Fashion

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Giulia Pivetta

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24 ORE Cultura
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 7.5 in x 9.75 in
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 90 color

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  • Dedicated to the celebration of youth in fashion from Brigitte Bardot to Chloe Sevigny, and from English colleges to Tokyo s high streets

The figure of Lolita embodies one of the most fascinating and ambiguous aspects of femininity. We see her as womanhood in transit: the passage from childhood to adolescence, from a non-sexual being to one who desires. Named after the eponymous novel by Vladimir Nabakov published in 1955, Lolitas have ever since shared a subtle appeal expressed by whims, sidelong glances, and delicious pouts. This transitional creature has been immortalized in fashion and cinema from Kubrick to Lana del Rey, from Jane Birkin to David Hamilton. This book draws attention to the ways this archetypal character continues to influence the look of adolescent allure and the stylists who interpret it best.

An independent researcher in the field of the history of costume, Giulia Pivetta (Venice 1984) has curated and contributed to various publications on the social history of fashion, combining research and training as a fashion designer. She teaches at the department of Fashion and Design at NABA, Milan.

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