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Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet - Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun
Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet
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In the beginning there was the fig leaf... and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything! Fashion begets fashion, and... show more
In the beginning there was the fig leaf... and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything! Fashion begets fashion, and life—from economics to politics, weather to warfare, practicality to the utterly impractical—is reflected in the styles of any given era, evolving into the threads you buy and wear today. With the candidness, intelligence, and charm that made him a household name on Project Runway, Tim Gunn reveals the fascinating story behind each article of clothing dating back to ancient times, in a book that reads like a walking tour from museum to closet with Tim at your side. From Cleopatra’s crown to Helen of Troy’s sandals, from Queen Victoria’s corset to Madonna’s cone bra, Dynasty’s power suits to Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible takes you on a runway-ready journey through the highs and lows of fashion history. Drawing from his exhaustive knowledge and intensive research to offer cutting-edge insights into modern style, Tim explains how the 1960s ruined American underwear, how Beau Brummell created the look men have worn for more than a century, why cargo capri pants are a plague on our nation, and much more. He will make you see your wardrobe in a whole new way. Prepare to be inspired as you change your thinking about the past, present, and future of fashion!
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451643855 (1451643853)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages no: 312
Edition language: English
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Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
0.0 It was in the house
Tim Gunn is a hoot and he knows a lot about fashion. While this is not a book that I would run and buy for my bookshelf, I'm not above reading it when it is sitting in my guest room. While it isn't the densest of text, it still took a couple of hours to get through. Gunn, in his inimitable style, ...
Reading Robyn
Reading Robyn rated it
(I'm a little disappointed this doesn't have an audiobook version.)
Get Lost in the Stacks
Get Lost in the Stacks rated it
3.0
First off, I want to say, I love Tim Gunn. I think most of what he says is absolutely golden and his advice works for ALL women, not just models/skinny women. That said, this book, while good, seemed a bit disjointed in places/chapters and it didn't flow at all in many places. Which is slightly disa...
lisa's reviews
lisa's reviews rated it
5.0
I would love anything Tim Gunn writes and he's at his finest when talking about the history of clothes.
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