Icons of Women's Style

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Behind nearly every item in the feminine wardrobe there is a first of its kind that has spawned countless others. While the definitive example—often created by a single—has achieved icon status, its various reinterpretations, season after season, have become fashion staples.

Take Coco Chanel's short, simple black dress first published in American Vogue in 1926, for instance. Vogue predicted that the LBD would become 'a sort of uniform for all ...

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Overview

Behind nearly every item in the feminine wardrobe there is a first of its kind that has spawned countless others. While the definitive example—often created by a single—has achieved icon status, its various reinterpretations, season after season, have become fashion staples.

Take Coco Chanel's short, simple black dress first published in American Vogue in 1926, for instance. Vogue predicted that the LBD would become 'a sort of uniform for all women of taste' and, indeed, it proved to be one of Chanel's greatest contributions to fashion.

Icons of Women's Fashion examines, item by item, the most influential and legendary garments and accessories – their provenance and history, the stories of their design, the celebrities who made them famous, and the various ways they have shaped how women dress today.

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Icons of Men's Style author Josh Sims returns with an even more fascinating history of women's wardrobe standards, many of which we all now regard as style givens. With 350 illustrations, crisply-told history and designer stories, he places the past century of fashion history in memorable context. An entertaining view of style setting fashions from corsets, bikinis, and miniskirts to little black dresses, Capri pants, and tank tops.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780672717
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2015
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 313,179
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Josh Sims is a freelance style writer, contributing to the Financial Times, the Independent, Channel 4, the BBC, Esquire, GQ, Wallpaper, and i-D. He is the author of Icons of Men's Style, Cult Streetwear , and 100 Ideas that Changed Street Style (all Laurence King), and contributor to several fashion books for Taschen.
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