Getting It On
The Clothing of Rock 'n' Roll
by Mablen Jones
Abbeville Press, 1987, [First Edition], full colour photographs, b/w photographs, colour frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0896596869
Fine Condition, minor sunning to spine, minor shelf-wear to dustjacket
'An eye-opening picture-history of rock costume, from Elvis and the Beatles to Michael Jackson and Madonna, from Motown to Heavy Metal to art rock to punk to syntho-pop. An all-knowing essay on the mythic origins of popular culture. An inside look at the world of rock fashion, including Betsey Johnson, Larry Legaspi, Fleur Thiemeyer, and Bob Mackie, many of whose original sketches are included here. A lovingly researched compendium of rock 'n' roll anecdote and lore. An exploration of the multi-million-dollar influence of rock costume on everyday fashion as well as designer haute couture.
Getting It On puts together image and music, history and mythology, popular culture and individual personality to reveal the secrets of rock's social power and its popular appeal, which runs more deeply than even the fiercest fan ever imagined.'