The Classic Ten: The True Story of the Little Black Dress and Nine Other Fashion Favorites

The Classic Ten: The True Story of the Little Black Dress and Nine Other Fashion Favorites


Nancy MacDonell Smith explores the origins, which means, and noteworthy endurance of the 10 staples of female model:
* the little black gown
* the white blouse
* the cashmere sweater
* blue denims
* the go well with
* excessive heels
* pearls
* lipstick
* shoes
* the ditch coat
Tracing the evolution of every merchandise from inception to icon prestige, she unearths the heritage and social importance of every, from the black dress's institutions with chance and dying to the prestige implications of the vintage white blouse. Incorporating assets from historical past, literature, magazines, and cinema, in addition to her personal witty anecdotes, Smith has created a fascinating, informative advisor to trendy type.

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