Paris, New York, London, Milan ... Paris and a world order of fashion capitals

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This chapter explores Paris's relationship with other cities, particularly, New York, in fashion's world order of cities. It also discusses the presence of 'Paris' in other cities as signifier of taste and distinction, through connections and flows of fashions and people, through mimesis of Parisian fashions, shops and streetscape, and through rhetorics of difference. The fashion industry in Melbourne with the 'Paris End' of Collins Street is used as a surprising example of this relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParis, Capital of Fashion
EditorsValerie Steele
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-350-10296-5, 978-1-350-10295-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-35010294-1
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2019
EventParis Capital of Fashion - Fashion Institute of Technology , New York, United States
Duration: 6 Sept 20194 Jan 2020


ExhibitionParis Capital of Fashion
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
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  • Paris
  • Fashion
  • New York city
  • Melbourne
  • Urban History
  • Imperialism

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