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Tim Gunn's fashion bible: the fascinating history of everything in your closet

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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. 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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display_description "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!"--
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subject_facet CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion, Clothing and dress -- History, DESIGN / Fashion, Fashion -- History, Fashion design -- History, REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
title_display Tim Gunn's fashion bible : the fascinating history of everything in your closet
title_full Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet, Tim Gunn's fashion bible : the fascinating history of everything in your closet / Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun
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title_sub the fascinating history of everything in your closet
topic_facet Art, CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Fashion, Clothing and dress, Crafts, DESIGN / Fashion, Fashion, Fashion design, History, Nonfiction, REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides, Reference