Queer Style
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Queer Style

Adam Geczy, Vicki Karaminas

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Adam Geczy, Vicki Karaminas

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Queer Style offers an insight into queer fashionability by addressing the role that clothing has played in historical and contemporary lifestyles. From a fashion studies perspective, it examines the function of subcultural dress within queer communities and the mannerisms and messages that are used as signifiers of identity. Diverse dress is examined, including effeminate 'pansy, ' masculine macho 'clone, ' the 'lipstick' and 'butch' lesbian styles and the extreme styles of drag kings and drag queens. Divided into three main sections on history, subcultural identity and subcultural style, Queer Style will be of particular interest to students of dress and fashion as well as those coming to subculture from sociology and cultural studies.

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Year
2013
ISBN
9781472535344
Edition
1
Subtopic
Stylisme
Gay 
Men’s 
Style 
‚ÄĘ
97
To 
show 
the 
extent 
to 
which 
sensibilities 
have 
changed 
since 
even 
the 
1990s, 
the 
perfumes 
for 
men 
by 
Jean 
Paul 
Gaultier, 
commencing 
in 
1995 
with 
Le 
M√Ęle,¬†
were 
universally 
dubbed 
gay 
perfumes. 
To 
avoid 
any 
ambiguity, 
for 
its 
promotional 
campaign, 
Gaultier 
enlisted 
the 
artist 
pair 
Pierre 
and 
Gilles, 
known 
for 
returning 
the 
sailor 
and 
other 
types 
masculinized 
by 
Tom 
of 
Finland 
back 
to 
a 
camp, 
feminized 
fold. 
Their 
work 
is 
known 
for 
an 
obvious, 
kitschi
Ô¨Ā
ed 
beauty 
that 
refers 
back 
to 
the 
old 
Technicolor 
Ô¨Ā
lms. 
Like 
them, 
Gaultier 
and 
Mugler’s 
fashions 
often 
spill 
precari-
ously 
into 
kitsch,
170
a 
precariousness 
that 
at 
its 
worst 
is 
bathetic 
and 
at 
its 
best 
is 
en-
ticing 
for 
all 
sexes 
and 
dispositions. 
But 
camp, 
it 
seems, 
is 
more 
malleable 
than 
ever 
before; 
straight 
men 
can 
be 
camp, 
too.
Heady 
and 
bold, 
in 
the 
late 
1990s 
Le 
M√Ęle¬†
was 
worn 
predominately 
by 
gay 
men 
but 
also 
by 
heterosexual 
males 
who 
wished 
to 
show 
that 
they 
did 
not 
subscribe 
to 
aggressive, 
heterosexual 
male 
stereotypes. 
The 
bottle 
itself, 
the 
shape 
of 
a 
muscular 
Fig. 
3.6 
Pierre 
and 
Gilles. 
Courtesy: 
Galerie 
J√©r√īme¬†
de 
Noirmont; 
Copy-
right: 
Pierre 
et 
Gilles.

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