Bad Fashion: 80 Fashion Disasters you Swore you Never Wore!by Richard Jarman
Fashion is a fickle friend. One moment we're dressed in a velour jumpsuit, showing off our new perm to the world, the next we're contemplating burning our house down to get rid of the photographic evidence! But there's no need to blame ourselves for these lapses in style and judgment, when we can blame fashion. In this anti-style bible, 80 of the very worst fashion trends are collected, in the hope that they'll never again escape to tempt us. From wide ties to clogs, batwing sleeves to the track suit, BAD Fashion features clothes and hairstyles that we loved at the time, but that were, in retrospect, simply horrible.
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Hauntingly familiar, the images fondly evoke memories of your childhood neighbor in Queens with the bad perm or the singed bangs you were left with after hours of attempting 'the Farrah.' It all seemed so sensible then! Jarmen offers the perfect retrospective, documenting with flair the earnest efforts and unforgivable fashion mishaps that befell us all over the last few decades. The selection of remorseful trends is dead-on and the concise and witty writing style nicely complements the absurdity of the photographs. In short, a fun read for Generations X, Y, Z and beyond!
I love this book -- a hilarious and garishly colorful trip down memory lane for all of us who wore the puff sleeves, polka dots, and shoulder pads of the seventies and eighties. I cringed with horror at my own past fashion errors and laughed out loud as I read Jarman's captions. This will make a fantastic Christmas present for my fashionista friends!
This book is a laugh a page. All those fashion disasters we wore in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s: from the poncho, the batwing sleeves platforms the Farrah!. I loved the McHammer trousers entry. The writing in the introduction is well crafted and just delightful. It's incredibly witty and well-observed. This is a perfect gift book or stocking filler - I now have my xmas shopping done! We need more from this Richard Jarman.