Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look

Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847842179
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rebecca C. Tuite is a writer and fashion historian based in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Pink and Green 6

The Seven Sisters Set a New Standard 6

Hollywood & the Myth of the Celestial Seven 9

Preppy Goes Global 12

Beyond the Pink and Green 14

From Rule Breakers to Taste Makers 22

Rewriting the Rule Book 24

Ivy League Inspirations 26

Bloomers and Booming Confidence 27

The Lady Loves a Letterman 30

"Mannish" or Magnificent 33

Style Superstars 34

Casual and Coveted Campus Classics 40

The Cult of Denim 43

Bermudas & Button-Downs 47

Camel Hair and 'Coon Coats 48

The Sweater Strongholds of America 52

Blazers, Badges, & Bracelets 55

Suitcase Colleges and the Weekend Polish 60

Primp, Preen, and Pack 63

The Skirt Suit 64

Weekend Versatility: Stylish Separates 67

A Dress to Impress 72

Ivy League Dating, Proms, and Parties 76

Selling the Seven Sisters Look 86

"For the Smart Girl In and Out of College" 88

Breaking into Brooks Brothers 92

Mademoiselle and the Seven Sisters 95

Preppy Goes to Hollywood 99

Selling a Lifestyle 100

Perry Ellis Brings Campus to the Runway 108

The Business of the College Crowd 110

A Fresh Take on Collegiate Dressing 111

Slouch: A Seven Sisters Tradition 113

Innovation in Moderation 114

Knitting Mania 115

Whimsy that Works 116

A Well-Bred Tradition Comes Full Circle 119

Seven Sisters Style: A Legacy 124

Nostalgia in Progress 126

A National Style Identity 127

Beyond the Student Handbook 130

La Vie en Prep 134

Notes 140

Acknowledgments & Photo Credits 144

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