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Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

The Fascinating History of Everything in your Closet
Gunn, Tim (Book - 2012 )
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"From a bestselling fashion guru--a fascinating, meticulously researched history of Western fashion covering every topic from the history of the high heel to the origin of blue jeans.America's favorite fashion expert, New York Times bestselling author, beloved mentor on Project Runway, and a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz, The Biggest Loser, and others--Tim Gunn is also the chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne and a former faculty member and chair of fashion design at Parsons' New School for Design. Now he pours this undeniably impressive fashion knowledge into this category-killing tome, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible. From togas to Crocs, beloved fashion guru Tim Gunn presents the fascinating and exhaustive history of every item of clothing and accessory ever worn. In his new, authoritative, witty Fashion Bible, he traces the origins of everything in your closet from its earliest incarnation to the present day, covering everything from the cultural history of the garment to current fads. From suits to sportswear, Gunn recounts the contributions made by revolutionary designers and surveys Western fashion, educating, enlightening, and entertaining us all! Marked by Tim's personable tone, this comprehensive volume not only informs, but reminds us that fashion is ultimately about innovation and fun!"--
Authors: Gunn, Tim
Title: Tim Gunn's fashion bible
the fascinating history of everything in your closet
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Gallery Books hardcover ed.
Characteristics: 312 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Contents: Why a history of Western fashion?
Underwear : security vs. freedom
T-shirts : form underwear to everywhere
Jeans : the Italian, French, German, English, Indian, all-American garment
Dresses : from the toga to the wrap dress
Capri pants and shorts : the plague on our nation
Skirts : mini, midi, maxi, and more
Belts : friend to soldiers and vixens
Dress shirts : prudery and puffery
Ties and scarves : color me beautiful, HermeĢ€s, and other cults
Vests : take that, France!
Suits : all hail Beau Brummell!
Pants : the truth about dress reform
Hosiery : from the Mayflower to the bedroom floor
Shoes : the world at your feet
Athletic wear : attack of the playclothes
Sweaters : knights, fishermen, and sweater girls
Coats and jackets : from cavemen to Real Housewives
Hats : crowning glory
Gloves : the long-lost love token
Handbags : enemy of the pocket
How to shop with the past, present, and future in mind
Appendix. Your closet work sheet.
Summary: "From a bestselling fashion guru--a fascinating, meticulously researched history of Western fashion covering every topic from the history of the high heel to the origin of blue jeans.America's favorite fashion expert, New York Times bestselling author, beloved mentor on Project Runway, and a frequent guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz, The Biggest Loser, and others--Tim Gunn is also the chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne and a former faculty member and chair of fashion design at Parsons' New School for Design. Now he pours this undeniably impressive fashion knowledge into this category-killing tome, Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible. From togas to Crocs, beloved fashion guru Tim Gunn presents the fascinating and exhaustive history of every item of clothing and accessory ever worn. In his new, authoritative, witty Fashion Bible, he traces the origins of everything in your closet from its earliest incarnation to the present day, covering everything from the cultural history of the garment to current fads. From suits to sportswear, Gunn recounts the contributions made by revolutionary designers and surveys Western fashion, educating, enlightening, and entertaining us all! Marked by Tim's personable tone, this comprehensive volume not only informs, but reminds us that fashion is ultimately about innovation and fun!"--
Local Note: 6 7 8 9 15 17 18 29 35 53 57 60 61 72 73 74 79 80 118 127 133 148 150 151 152 153 172 173 193 211 216 242 244 262
Additional Contributors: Calhoun, Ada
Alternate Title: Fashion bible
ISBN: 1451643861
9781451643862
1451643853
9781451643855
Statement of Responsibility: Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-309).
Subject Headings: Fashion History. Clothing and dress History. Fashion design History.
Topical Term: Fashion
Clothing and dress
Fashion design
LCCN: 2012010786
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Nov 20, 2012
  • rowanquincy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Interesting book. I learned many things about how clothing has evolved.

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