Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible
"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… More »
"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!"--« Less
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, Hermès, 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.
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