28 Feb
Harriet Worsley scores the connection between society & fashion

The eternally elegant Coco Chanel once remarked, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” This central idea that fashion is not merely a random assortment of trends, styles and clothes — but is rather a powerful influence on our lives and histories — is personified in Laurence King Publishing’s 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion. Chronicling major fashion events that previously challenged the status quo but have evolved to become accepted norms, editor Harriet Worsley’s book cogently highlights the irrefutable connection between society and fashion.

From the shocking origins of the bikini to the death of the binding corset, 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion comprehensively details the surprisingly interesting history of what are now everyday apparel and accessories. Brimming with culturally relevant information and over 250 beautiful photographs, the 216-page paperback 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion is a great read for anyone who is eager to learn about the true depth of the fashion world, and how it’s impacted our society in more ways than just Lady Gaga meat dresses and Superbowl wardrobe malfunctions. Find it for around $20 at Barnes & Nobles.

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