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Author Macias, Patrick, 1972-

Title Japanese schoolgirl inferno : Tokyo teen fashion subculture handbook / by Patrick Macias and Izumi Evers ; illustrations by Kazumi Nonaka.

Imprint San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.2352095 M187j 2007    ---  Available
Description 147 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 19 cm.
Contents Introduction -- Bad Gals -- Mean Streets (Late 1960s to Early 1970s) -- Fashion Profile: Sukeban -- Dance, Dance, Revolution (Late 1970s to Early 1980s) -- Fashion Profile: Takenokozoku -- Speed Tribes (Late 1970s to 1990s) -- Fashion Profile: Lady's -- Sexy Gals -- Socks Life (Mid- to Late 1990s) -- Fashion Profile: Kogal -- Black Power (Late 1990s to Early 2000s) -- Fashion Profile: Gonguro -- Gals Gone Wild (Early 2000 to Present) -- Fashion Profile: Manba -- Pajama Party (2003 to 2004) -- Fashion Profile: Kigurumin -- Material Girls(Present Day) -- Fashion Profile: Gal -- Arty Gals -- Your Band Could Be Our Life -- Fashion Profile: Nagomugal -- Baby, the Night Must Fall -- Fashion Profile: Gothloli -- Cute Overload -- Fashion Profile: Decora -- What Kind of Gal Are You? -- Get!
Summary "Japanese schoolgirl fashions and subcultures have sprung up, burned out, mutated, and evolved into a pop culture phenomenon gone global from Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girls" to Gothic Lolita-fueled manga and the deadly schoolgirl in Kill Bill. It's no wonder that international fashion designers look to the streets of Tokyo for fresh inspiration. This playful and thoroughly researched handbook examines the key styles and subcultures past and present: sailor-suited gangsters, Pippi Longstockings risen from the dead, girls in blackface, teens sporting giant hamster costumes, and more. Each fashion profile is packed with photos and illustrations, history, ideal boyfriends, and must-have items. Also included are a gatefold evolutionary fashion chart, resources, and makeup tips. At last, an in-depth guide to what the girls are wearing and why on earth they're wearing it."--Publisher description.
Subject Teenage girls -- Clothing -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Costume design -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Subculture -- Japan -- Tokyo.
Teenage girls -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Social life and customs.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Evers, Izumi.
ISBN 9780811856904 (pbk.)
0811856909 (pbk.)

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