Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

by Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun
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Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Tiger_Lily99 More than 1 year ago
If you'd like to know how the shapes of those skirts got to be the shapes of those skirts, this is the light reading for you. If you'd like to hear Tim Gunn's entertaining opinions on the shapes of those skirts (and trousers and jackets and blouses and dresses), this is the fun book for you. I find Mr. Gunn engaging and like that he writes like he talks, so this was the book for me! If you want a fashion history text book or a what to wear book, this isn't it... but it's a great thing to put on the shelf next to those.
GunnMetalGrey More than 1 year ago
Here's the full Library Journal review since B&N can't figure out how to post it correctly: ""You are part of the history of fashion," writes Project Runway's Gunn (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style) in his latest book. Indulging his professorial side-as former chair of fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design-he examines why people wear what they do and uses film stills, ads, photos, and paintings to illustrate. Gunn breezes through entertaining histories of wardrobe staples like dress shirts, jeans, sweaters, and hosiery, while dispensing plenty of opinionated but friendly what-to-wear/how-to-shop advice (No cargo capris! Try shapewear!). One chapter relates how the T-shirt jumped the underwear/outerwear divide after World War II because returning GIs wore them as the latter, then they were adopted by counterculture icons. Lamenting the rise of casual athletic wear for every occasion, Gunn exhorts Americans to use the past as inspiration for developing a personal style. VERDICT Gunn acknowledges that there are more academic treatments of this subject available; his history is explicitly meant for general readers. A chatty, popular fashion history, this book is great fun and best for those interested in an introduction to the past lives of what we wear.-Lindsay M. King, Yale Univ. Lib., New Haven, CT "
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, and most anything Tim Gunn Writes. I think he treats dress exactly as it should be, and takes America to task when need be. He is very American in his fashion tastes without disdain for the fashion houses that got us here. His history on the various garments we were, will delight a true fashionista. Keep em' comin' Tim.
Arty-Gramma More than 1 year ago
Lots of interesting information and history shared in a creative manner - easy to read and fun to share and discuss. Quoted it often after reading it and went back and bought another book by Tim Gunn.
tay_mendenhall More than 1 year ago
Taylor, OSU Comp Student, Spring 2013 If you enjoy fashion like I do then you will definitely enjoy this book. Tim Gunn talks about the saga of everything fashion. He really reveals a lot about the history of clothing and accurately answers any questions that you have about anything in your closet. He continuously talks about how everything in your closet has meaning and its more than just clutter. Before reading this book I just thought of my clothes as basic material that I collected, but now I see they mean more than just that. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fashion or anyone who is merely interested in the history of the clothes in their closet.
KristaSaysSo More than 1 year ago
A fun book, had me laughing half the time. Tim always gives good advice and this book is also full of hilarious moments in fashion history. He really hates jeggings and fanny packs so do not wear either of those while reading!
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crabbywoman More than 1 year ago
It was interesting enough for me to get background but not so bogged in historical content that I was disenchanted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the way Tim Gunn writes; it is informative, funny and he sure has his very own style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book with fashion tips. Totally recommend :)
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runmarathon More than 1 year ago
I enjoy the writing style of Tim Gunn. a very interesting read.
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