Camp: Notes on Fashion

Camp: Notes on Fashion
Library Shelf Location 25.BOLT
Publication Date 2019

This striking volume explores the meaning of camp and its expression in fashion from its origins to today:

Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself through an aesthetic of deliberate stylization. Fashion is one of the most overt and enduring conduits of the camp aesthetic. As a site for the playful dynamics between high art and popular culture, fashion both embraces and expresses such camp modes of enactment as irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration.

Drawing from Susan Sontag's seminal essay "Notes on Camp," the book explores how fashion designers have used their metier as a vehicle to engage with the camp aesthetic in compelling, humorous, and sometimes incongruous ways. As a sartorial manifestation of the camp sensibility, this thought-provoking publication contributes new theoretical and conceptual insights into the camp canon through texts and images. Stunning new photography by Johnny Dufort highlights works by such fashion designers as Virgil Abloh, Thom Browne, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Richard Quinn, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood.

ISBN 9781588396686
Quantity 1
Pages 346pp
Authors Andrew Bolton, Karen van Godtsenhoven, Amanda Garfinkel
Format Hardcover case, with flexibound and paperback volumes
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Related Artists Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace
Category Fashion
Keywords Camp, Met Gala
Related Gallery Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Language English

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