Authors & Events
Oct 28, 2003
| ISBN 9781101098783
Oct 28, 2003 | ISBN 9781101098783
Nancy MacDonell Smith explores the origins, meaning, and remarkable staying power of the ten staples of feminine fashion: * the little black dress * the white shirt * the cashmere sweater * blue jeans * the suit * high heels * pearls * lipstick * sneakers * the trench coat Tracing the evolution of each item from inception to icon status, she reveals the history and social significance of each, from the black dress’s associations with danger and death to the status implications of the classic white shirt. Incorporating sources from history, literature, magazines, and cinema, as well as her own witty anecdotes, Smith has created an engaging, informative guide to modern style.
Nancy MacDonell Smith is the fashion news/features director at NYLON magazine. She has written about fashion and style for the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other magazines.
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