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Why'd They Wear That?

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Why'd They Wear That? by Sarah Albee
Hardcover $19.99
Feb 10, 2015 | ISBN 9781426319198

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“Opening with a foreword by style guru Tim Gunn, this lavishly illustrated book presents history as a long and winding runway of fashion. In its brightly adorned pages, readers can gaze and gawk at the strange outfits humans have dreamed up since “casting off their smelly bear-skins” 10,000 years ago.” – The Washington Post

“…this is truly an ageless piece of work that does everything a book should do. This book educates, elucidates, and entertains and should be deemed required reading for anyone who is interested in fashion on any level.”
 – New York Journal of Books

“What a good idea for a book. And what a clever way to do it. As the subtitle says, this hefty, extensively illustrated book uses fashion to discuss the ways and whys people dress and how it reflects what’s happening in their civilization.”
 – Booklist

“Now see, the reason I like National Geographic Kids is that they’re reliable.  Take Why’d They Wear That?, for example.  You know what you’re getting here, even if you don’t know the details.  Mind you, the details are where all the good stuff is.”  School Library Journal

“Full of period images that show off every bustle, frill, and rivet, this wide-ranging guide to clothing throughout time will fascinate history and fashion buffs alike.” - Publisher’s Weekly

“A fascinating read for fashion and history aficionados.” – The Horn Book 


California Reading Association Eureka! Gold Award AWARD 2015

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