From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
YA Everything that readers might want to know about the history and inspiration of rock costume is contained in this volume. Also included are studies of the costume designers as well as the performers who wear their creations. The influence of rock costume on fashion today is explored as well. Jones details the mythic origins of designs worn by rock groups from 1955 to 1986. She has clearly researched the mythological heroes whose legend and imagery inspire the top rock designers. From Elvis and James Brown to Kiss and Twisted Sister, some of the most dynamic and enduring rock stars have adopted this way of dressing. These costumes transform the performers into something other than their ordinary selves. They may also help overcome inhibitions to produce an altered state that permits extraordinary ways of acting. Among the 125 illustrations included are original costume sketches by top rock costume designers. These are often accompanied by photographs of the stars performing in the costume. This technique and the lavish use of other drawings and photographs make this an immensely entertaining source of information on the rock fashion industry.Jane Porter, Klein Oak High School, Spring
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