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HOW TO READ FASHION: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture

How to Read Fashion

How to Read Fashion: A Crash Course in Styles, Designers, and Couture
By Fiona Ffoulkes

Rizzoli New York / $17.95 U.S. / ISBN: 978-0-8478-3992-6 / April 2012
Paperback with flaps / 5¼” x 6½” / 256 pages / 575 color & b/w illustrations

Styles are constantly changing and designers are forever recycling and reinventing, making it hard to remember where the well-known classics come from. HOW TO READ FASHION is the perfect guide for understanding contemporary styles and how they link to the fashions of the past two hundred years.

Ranging from Neo-Classical to Military, Ralph Lauren to Chanel, and the beehive to the braid, this pocket-sized book covers all the fine points of fashion in an easy-to-follow format.

HOW TO READ FASHION references styles of the past and explores the accessories that complete any outfit– including makeup, hair, jewelry, handbags, scarves and shoes. Find out which fashion house made the pantsuit acceptable evening wear and how Brigitte Bardot popularized the once–shocking bikini in Cannes.

Uncover these secrets and delve into other staples like the little black dress, the Birkin bag, the trench coat, and much more. An endless and fascinating subject, this beneficial guide covers major fashion trends, techniques, and brands to explain and interpret influential styles.

Whether you are a fashionista or fashion novice, HOW TO READ FASHION is a handy volume designed to help you understand fashion. Small enough to accompany you on your next shopping trip–dip into this guide whenever needed!

HOW TO READ FASHION: A CRASH COURSE IN STYLES, DESIGNERS, AND COUTURE
By Fiona Ffoulkes
Rizzoli New York
Paperback with flaps / 256 pages / 5¼” x 6½” / 575 color and b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-8478-3992-6
PRICE: $17.95 US / $19.95 Canadian
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2013

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