Women in Clothes
Review from Allison V.:
An insightful book I read in the early months of starting VICENZI. Taught me that women of older generations hold incredible perspective of a pre-fast fashion landscape. It doesn't mean they didn't seek out cheap fashion fixes. A great read to understand various thoughtful womens' value systems for bringing in, caring for, and passing down garments with dignity and grace. Also a fun and endearing reminder we all have embarrassing stories about clothes we bought and never wore because we bought them to be someone we weren't.
Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives.
It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations.
Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, or function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women’s style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always thoughtful impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed.
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Riverhead Books (September 4, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399166564
- ISBN-13: 978-0399166563
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.3 x 8.9 inches
- Used in Excellent Condition. Prices reflect.