Worn on This Day

Worn on This Day

The Clothes That Made History

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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This stunning visual guide is a journey of discovery through fashion's fascinating history, one day at a time.
Beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st, Worn On This Day looks at garments worn on monumental occasions across centuries, offering capsule fashion histories of everything from space suits to wedding gowns, Olympics uniforms, and armor. It creates thought-provoking juxtapositions, like Wallis Simpson's June wedding and Queen Elizabeth's June coronation, or the battered shoes Marie-Antoinette and a World Trade Center survivor wore to escape certain death, just a few calendar days apart.
In every case there is a newsworthy narrative behind the garment, whether famous and glamorous or anonymous and humble. Prominent figures like Abraham Lincoln, Marilyn Monroe, and the Duchess of Cambridge are represented alongside ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Worn On This Day presents a revelatory mash-up of styles, stories, and personalities.
Publisher: Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] : Running Press, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780762493579
0762493577
Branch Call Number: 391.009 CHRISMA
Characteristics: xi, 324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Clothes that made history

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A delightful chronicle of fashion, society, and history. This elegant book shares the historical context of both the stunning costumes of famous figures and the garments that everyday people wore. Suggested by Hannah K.


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