Women in Weimar Fashion Discourses and Displays in German Culture, 1918-1933
Mila Ganeva (Author)
In the Weimar Republic, fashion was not only manipulated by the various mass media -- film, magazines, advertising, photography, and popular literature -- but also emerged as a powerful medium for women's self-expression. Female writers and journalists, including Helen Grund, Irmgard Keun, Vicki Baum, Elsa Maria Bug, and numerous others engaged in a challenging, self-reflective commentary on current styles. By regularly publishing on these topics in the illustrated press and popular literature, they transformed traditional genres and carved out significant public space for themselves. This boo ..
eBook, English, 2014
Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd, New York, 2014
1 online resource (453 Seiten)
9781571135162, 9781782044482, 1571135162, 1782044485
Introduction: On Fashion, Women, and ModernityThe Fashion Journalist: Flâneur or New Woman?Fashion Journalism at Ullstein HouseIn the Waiting Room of Literature: Helen Grund and the Practice of Fashion and Travel WritingWeimar Film as Fashion ShowThe MannequinsFashion and Fiction: Women's Modernity in Irmgard Keun's Novel GilgiEpilogueAppendix I: Biographical Information on Fashion Journalists and Fashion IllustratorsAppendix II: A List of German Feature Films about Fashion from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930sWorks CitedIndex