Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Street Style by Ted Polhemus

On Thursday 14th April from 6pm to 9pm The Museum of Club Culture in Hull has
great pleasure in presenting an exhibition, talk and book signing by legendary American writer, photographer
and social anthropologist Ted Polhemus.

Images from the new edition of the Street Style book will be exhibited on the walls of the museum for seven weeks from 16th April until 5th June and on Thursday 14th April Ted will give a talk on the past present and future of Streetstyle. Free entry but please email museumclubculture@gmail.com to reserve a seat

Ted Polhemus has written and edited over a dozen books and his talks are a must see guide to youthculture, identity and the sociology of style and the body in todays trans- global supermarket of style.
First published in 1994 his book Streetstyle from sidewalk to catwalk has become an influential sartorial style bible ever since its launch at a major exhibition curated by Polhemus at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The book contained insightful essays, photography and illustrations chronicling the evolution of over 50 years of youth culture, highlighting the importance of social and communicative personal expression in street fashion and its relationship to music. Polhemus explored the worlds of diverse style tribes including Hipsters and TeddyBoys to Beats, Rockabillies, Mods Surfers, Hippies to Punks, Goths, B Boys and Ravers

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