Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun

From a bestselling style guru—a attention-grabbing, meticulously researched historical past of Western model overlaying each subject from the background of the excessive heel to the starting place of blue jeans.

In the start there has been the fig leaf...

and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mailand corsets. What do those antiquated goods need to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century thin denims, picture tee, and horny pumps you slipped into this morning? every little thing! type begets style, and life—from economics to politics, climate to struggle, practicality to the definitely impractical—is mirrored within the varieties of any given period, evolving into the threads you purchase and put on at the present time.

With the candidness, intelligence, and grace that made him a loved ones identify on venture Runway, Tim Gunn unearths the attention-grabbing tale in the back of each one article of garments relationship again to precedent days, in a publication that reads like a strolling travel from museum to closet with Tim at your facet. From Cleopatra’s crown to Helen of Troy’s sandals, from Queen Victoria’s corset to Madonna’s cone bra, Dynasty’s energy matches to Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits, Tim Gunn’s style Bible takes you on a runway-ready trip throughout the highs and lows of favor background.

Drawing from his exhaustive wisdom and in depth examine to provide state of the art insights into sleek variety, Tim explains how the Sixties ruined American lingerie, how Beau Brummell created the glance males have worn for greater than a century, why shipment capri pants are an outbreak on our country, and masses extra. he'll make you spot your dresser in an entire new approach. arrange to be encouraged as you modify your considering the prior, current, and way forward for model!

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