Bad Girls of Fashion

Bad Girls of Fashion

by Jennifer Croll (Author), Ada Buchholc (Illustrator)
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The title says it all: Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood.

Photos illuminate the text, while edgy, vividly colored illustrations depict the subjects with interpretive flair. Readers will learn not only about changing fashion styles through history, but about changing historical attitudes toward women, and the links between fashion and art, film, music, politics, and feminism. With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women ? often without other means of power ? have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape how women present themselves today.

Book details

Publication date
September 12, 2016
Page count
File size
10 MB