Wardrobe Crisis

How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion
Product Number: EB00749455
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781510723436
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Description

Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street-or you made them yourself. Today, we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker, and milliner are long gone, replaced a globalized fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year. In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today's buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior, and HermEs; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw. Wardrobe Crisis is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again.

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Author(s): Clare Press
Original Publish Date: Feb 20, 2018

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