Τίτλος: The Latest Style. The Fashion Writing of Blanca Valmont and Economies of Domesticity
Συγγραφέας: Kathleen E. Davis
Θεματική Κατηγορία: Estudios de género / Vestidos / Indumentaria / Moda / Trajes como expresión artística / Situación de la mujer / Historia de la cultura / Siglo XIX / España
Γλώσσα: English - Español
Between 1888 and 1898 Valmont reported fashion and cultural trends for "La Ultima Moda" - a magazine circulating in the Spanish-speaking world - not only describing fashion but tackling the social and ethical functions of fashion.
From her base in Paris, Blanca Valmont reported fashion and cultural trends for "La Ultima Moda", a magazine published in Madrid and circulating throughout the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, the Philippines, and Macao from 1888 to 1898. Her column was at first strictly descriptive of new styles. But within weeks, Valmont tired of mere description, defied her editor and tackled the social and ethical functions of fashion. She thus became the longest-running fashion critic of her time in Spain. She attached consumption not only to a discourse of domesticity but also to a generalized political discourse of civilized society.
The Latest Style is the first book to explore Valmont's writings and their cultural contexts.
Kathleen E. Davis holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her work focuses on 18th and 19th-century Castilian and Catalan cultures, particularly the representation of economics and commodities in literature.