Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt -Eugenia Paulicelli

Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt

An edifying evaluation of the fruition of Italian fashion from the blockades of fascism to a liberated identity. Paulicelli expertly carves a map of Italian fashion,illustrating its thriving in the nascent form as a shadow of high French couture in the 17th century to the uprising of fashion as a political and economical phenomenon; eventually carving a niche as the national identity of Italy with the ubiquitous “Made in Italy” labels.

3/5***

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