Each year, we spend hours shopping and getting dressed, but do we ever think about what we’re wearing? What’s the name of the style of your shirt? Who invented your favorite jeans cut? Who made your baby-doll nightie famous? There is a story behind every piece of clothing and with Fashion 101 you’ll learn those stories and more: Where did the miniskirt come from? Why has the military had a stronger influence on fashion than Audrey Hepburn? How do denim makers work those perfect whiskers into your worn-out jeans? Filled with tons of intriguing factoids about designers and celebrities, and more than 300 illustrations, Fashion 101 offers the total scoop on underwear, outerwear, accessories, and everything in between
This book as decent, it's great if you're looking to know types of pants or types of collars, but I was hoping to learn more. Most of it consisted of things anyone would know. A platform shoe, a sports bra, a vest. Simple articles of clothing people wear all the time made this book very generic and not very imformative to someone aspiring to learn more about fashion and what makes it work. However, the one feature I loved was where it described who made it to begin with, and who made it hot. If you're looki..
This book has given me a new perspective and puts a rich history into the things I wear everyday. A detailed clothing bible if you will, this book covers every type of fashion trend, including hot pants, all the way to every accesory or shoe one could want to know about. It gives hot new trends and old classic styles their names, talking about where things really originiated, making me feel more informed about fashion and even sound smarter! :) All in all this is a great book and a MUST have if you spend as..
This book is a great blend of history, factoids and advice, covering a wide spectrum of fashion from the go-go boot to the corset.I have never discovered anything like this before and would deffinately recommend it to anyone interested in fashion, whether it is a fashion student or someone trying to improve the contents of their own closet.