Faculty Book: Eugenia Paulicelli
Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt
(Berg Press, 2004; 228 pp.)
Eugenia Paulicelli explores the dark and complex social history of Italian fashion under the Fascists and examines the subtle yet sinister changes to the seemingly innocuous practices of everyday dress. Paulicelli shows why they were such a concern for the Italian state under Mussolini and demonstrates how these developments impacted the global dominance of Italian fashion today. The book includes interviews with major designers, such as Fernanda Gattinoni and Micol Fontana. Paulicelli is an associate professor of comparative literature at The Graduate Center and Queens College.
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Submitted on: MAY 7, 2004