Dressed to Thrill
The publication Claudia Skoda – Dressed to Thrill is now available at Slanted Shop!
As a pioneer and icon of Berlin’s underground culture, Claudia Skoda defined the fashion of the 1970s and 1980s. She knitted delicate yarns—having taught herself the handwork techniques—into groundbreaking, body-hugging designs that triggered a revolution in our understanding of knitwear. Superstars such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop were soon among her friends. Skoda’s performance-like fashion shows became famous: they were staged as spectacular events in the Congress Hall or the Egyptian Museum and caused an international sensation.
This comprehensive catalog Claudia Skoda – Dressed to Thrill is published to accompany her first solo exhibition and presents fashion, photographs, films, and music by a wide range of artists, including Martin Kippenberger, Luciano Castelli, Salomé, Jim Rakete, Ulrike Ottinger, Silke Grossmann, Manuel Göttsching, and Kraftwerk. The book not only highlights Skoda’s fashion designs, but also looks at how they were produced and marketed. In addition, it explores her living community and workshop Fabrikneu, her fashion shows and stores, her time in New York, as well as her social networks and her collaborations with many different artists. This book is the first major compilation of Claudia Skoda’s works and includes a text by fashion designer Wolfgang Joop.
There is an accompanying exhibition about Claudia Skoda’s Work at Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin from April 1st until July 18th, 2021.
Editor: Britta Bommert, Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Publisher: Verlag Kettler
Volume: 240 pages
Format: 24 × 30 cm
Price: € 42.–