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

Author: Tim Gunn
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Gallery Books hardcover edView all editions and formats
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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.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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Gunn
ISBN: 9781451643855 1451643853 9781451643879 145164387X 9781451643862 1451643861
OCLC Number: 760977608
Description: 312 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Fashion bible
Responsibility: Tim Gunn with Ada Calhoun.
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Fashion mentor and New York Times bestseller Tim Gunn presents a fascinating and meticulously researched history of Western fashion.  Read more...

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"[Gunn's] expertise is very up to the minute, and while this book is a valuable guide for today, it will also reflect well historically on our current styles in decades to come."--Saturday Evening Read more...

 
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