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Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet

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In the beginning there was the fig leaf...

and the toga. Crinolines and ruffs. Chain mail and corsets. What do these antiquated items have to do with the oh-so-twenty-first-century skinny jeans, graphic tee, and sexy pumps you slipped into this morning? Everything! Fashion begets fashion, and what was the height of style yesterday has evolved into the trendsetting looks of today.

Join Project Runway’s Tim Gunn on an epic tour through centuries of what women and men want and have always wanted—to look and feel their best in clothes that express who they are—embellished with Tim’s personalized commandments of the closet to help you build the perfect wardrobe for every occasion.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451643862 | 
  • September 2013
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Introduction

WHY A HISTORY OF WESTERN FASHION?

WE ALL HAVE an intuitive sense of what clothes mean. When you walk into a room or down the street, even without thinking about it, you immediately take note of clothing clues and judge the wearers accordingly. You can usually tell at a glance whether a person is rich, poor, or somewhere in the middle. Often, you can even guess what someone does for a living—the messenger with his pants legs rolled up, the businessman in his suit.

And yet, it’s rare that people think about what their own clothes signify about their place in the world or their... see more

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Ada Calhoun
Photograph by Lauren DeLuca

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